Hippopatamuses portrayed in African art: Singles, cows with calves, pairs, and groups.

The African hippopotamus is an animal that spends a great deal of time lolling around in rivers and other bodies of water.  The soft round shape of hippos and the fact that they seem to spend their time lying down make them a natural for carving out of the softer Rapoko stone, and in their favorite supine position. We occasionally get some Serpentine and Verdite pieces and even the odd standing or even sitting hippo.

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Mhondoro Hippo Bowl
This sizable container can be used for many different things and can live outdoors without losing its colour.The carving was intended to be a bird bath however it turns out that the Mhondoro stone is porous so it is suggested not using it for water.

The statue weighs 24 pounds 8 ounces. It is 3 1/4 inches high, 18 inches long, and 10 inches wide.
Mhondoro Hippo Bowl
Price $175.00 Order Mhondoro Hippo Bowl

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