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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Attractive Hippo Bookends
A very nice pair of hippo bookends, carved from charcoal Soapstone with variegated highlights. This is a statue that is well able to "work for its keep."

The pair weighs 32 pounds 2 ounces. It is 10 inches high, 13 1/2 inches wide and 6 inches deep.
Attractive Hippo Bookends
Price $240.00 Order Attractive Hippo Bookends

Little Jade Hippo
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.
Price $35.00 Order Little Jade 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.
Cute Hippo
Price $45.00 Order Cute Hippo

Pensive Little Verdite 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.
Price $35.00 Order Pensive Little Verdite 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.
Concerned Looking Hippo
Price $35.00 Order Concerned Looking Hippo

Day Dreaming 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.
Price $45.00 Order Day Dreaming 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.
Mhondoro Stone Hippo
Price $40.00 Order Mhondoro Stone Hippo

Not Sure About The Mood
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.
Price $35.00 Order Not Sure About The Mood

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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