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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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.
Hanging Out Together
Price $75.00 Order Hanging Out Together

Stargazing Hippo
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.
Price $35.00 Order Stargazing 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

Hippo on the Move
Hippo on the Move A happy hippo carved from Mhondoro stone.

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

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.
A Wise Old Fellow
Price $40.00 Order A Wise Old Fellow

Attractive Hippo Bookends
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.
Price $240.00 Order Attractive Hippo Bookends

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

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
Price $45.00 Order Day Dreaming Hippo

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

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