Hippopotamuses


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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Small Mhondoro Stone Hippo Bowl
This bowl 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 3 pounds 6 ounces. It is 1 3/4 inches high, 9 inches long, and 7 1/2 inches wide.
Small Mhondoro Stone Hippo Bowl
Price $50.00 Order Small Mhondoro Stone Hippo Bowl

Happy Hippo out for a stroll
Happy Hippo out for a stroll A happy looking hippo taking a stroll, carved from Mhondoro stone.

The hippo weighs 1 pound. It is 3 inches high, 5 3/4 inches wide and 2 1/2 inches deep.
Price $40.00 Order Happy Hippo out for a stroll

Lovely Hippo and Baby
A very cute hippo with her calf done in black Serpentine stone.

The statue weighs 5 pounds 2 ounces. It is 4 1/2 inches high, 8 1/4 inches long, and 4 1/2 inches deep.
Lovely Hippo and Baby
Price $95.00 Order Lovely Hippo and Baby

Hippo and Baby by Saruchera
Hippo and Baby by Saruchera A very attractive hippo with her calf by S. Saruchera. This piece is done in black Serpentine stone.

The statue weighs 13 pounds. It is 4 1/2 inches high, 10 1/2 inches long, and 8 inches deep.
Price $175.00 Order Hippo and Baby by Saruchera

Very Cute Butter Jade Hippo
This very cute little Butter Jade hippo is a light green and cream with light brown streaks.

It weighs 3 ounces. It is 1 1/4 inches high, 2 3/4 inches long, and 1 1/2 inches deep.
Very Cute Butter Jade Hippo
Price $35.00 Order Very Cute Butter Jade Hippo

Hanging Out Together
Hanging Out Together This pair of hippos are carved from black serpentine stone.

The statue weighs 2 pounds 5 ounces. It is 2 1/2 inches high, 6 1/4 inches wide and 4 1/4 inches deep.
Price $75.00 Order Hanging Out Together

Stargazing Hippo
This nice little hippo is carved from dark and light green Verdite stone.

The hippo weighs 5 ounces. It is 1 1/2 inches high, 3 inches wide and 2 inches deep.
Stargazing Hippo
Price $35.00 Order Stargazing Hippo

Black Serpentine Hippo
Black Serpentine Hippo This hippo is carved from black serpentine stone.

The statue weighs 2 pounds. It is 2 1/2 inches high, 5 3/4 inches wide and 4 inches deep.
Price $65.00 Order Black Serpentine Hippo

Bird Bath with Hippos
A very lovely hippo item, carved from dark brown Rapoko stone. Two hippos as they are typically seen -- heads only above the water. Use it with water as a bird bath or decoration.

The hippo "bath" weighs 40 pounds. It is 3 1/4 inches high, and 20 1/2 long by 12 3/4 inches wide.
Bird Bath with Hippos
Price $225.00 Order Bird Bath with Hippos

A Wise Old Fellow
A Wise Old Fellow This wise old hippo is carved from African Jade stone also referred to as Butter Jade. It is cream and light green with dark brown veins.

The hippo weighs 14 ounces. It is 2 inches high, 4 1/4 inches long and 2 3/8 inches deep.
Price $40.00 Order A Wise Old Fellow

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