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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Little Jade Hippo
This little hippo is carved from African Jade stone also referred to as Butter Jade. It is cream and light green with a couple of dark brown stripes.

The hippo weighs 4 ounces. It is 1 1/4 inches high, 2 3/4 inches long and 1 3/8 inches deep.
Little Jade Hippo
Price $35.00 Order Little Jade Hippo

Cute Hippo
Cute Hippo This rather cute hippo is carved from Soapstone. It is a grey green with light brown speks and lovely brown patches.

It weighs 1 pound 1 ounce. It is 2 inches high, 5 inches long, and 3 inches deep.
Price $45.00 Order Cute Hippo

Pensive Little Verdite Hippo
A pleasant looking hippo, carved from Verdite. This little hippo has an almost pensive look.

The hippo weighs 4 ounces. It is 1 1/2 inches high, 2 3/4 inches wide and 2 inches deep.
Pensive Little Verdite Hippo
Price $35.00 Order Pensive Little Verdite Hippo

Concerned Looking Hippo
Concerned Looking Hippo This little hippo is carved from African Jade stone also referred to as Butter Jade. It is cream, light green and blueish grey with dark brown veins.

The hippo weighs 8 ounces. It is 1 3/8 inches high, 4 1/4 inches long and 2 inches deep.
Price $35.00 Order Concerned Looking Hippo

Day Dreaming Hippo
This hippo is carved from a piece of pale green Soapstone with brown veins.

It weighs 1 pound 6 ounces. It is 2 1/2 inches high, 4 1/2 inches long, and 3 inches deep.
Day Dreaming Hippo
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Mhondoro Stone Hippo
Mhondoro Stone Hippo A pleasant looking hippo, carved from Mhondoro stone.

The hippo weighs 1 pound 8 ounces. It is 3 3/4 inches high, 5 3/4 inches wide and 2 1/2 inches deep.
Price $40.00 Order Mhondoro Stone Hippo

Not Sure About The Mood
Depending from which angle you look at this guy he either looks rather fed up or quite happy. It is carved from a pretty piece of Verdite with medium to dark greens and a blueish green patch.

The hippo weighs 5 ounces. It is 1 3/8 inches high, 3 1/8 inches long and 2 1/4 inches wide.
Not Sure About The Mood
Price $35.00 Order Not Sure About The Mood

Mhondoro Hippo Bowl
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.
Price $175.00 Order Mhondoro Hippo Bowl

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