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An Egyptian Green Faience Amulet of Taweret, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE

Sale price750 USD

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Taweret (the Great One) was a goddess popular among women and was thought to protect them in childbirth. Her association with childbirth may derive from her unusual physique: the head and body of a hippopotamus, pendulous human breasts, the paws of a lion and the tail of a crocodile. Thought to instill fear in malevolent forces and ward them off, amulets bearing her likeness were intended to prevent childhood illness and death. Likewise, her image appeared on many instruments used by midwives during childbirth, such as apotropaic ivory wands. Amulets of Taweret have been found placed on the diaphragm, stomach and feet of mummies.

This light green faience example, molded in the round, is typical of examples dating to the Late Period in Egypt.

Condition: Overall intact and in very good condition.

Dimensions: Height: 1 1/4 inches (3.2 cm)

Provenance: Private Massachusetts collection, acquired from the London trade in the late 1980s - early 1990s.

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An Egyptian Green Faience Amulet of Taweret, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE
An Egyptian Green Faience Amulet of Taweret, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE Sale price750 USD