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Taweret, Hippopotamus-Goddess, Protectress Of Women In Childbirth, Taweret amulet

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Title Taweret amulet
Collection Artworld: Oriental Museum
Artist Taweret, Hippopotamus-Goddess, Protectress Of Women In Childbirth
Description Amulet of the goddess Taweret standing on a rectangular base with her arms at her sides and left foot advanced. Taweret is depicted as a female hippopotamus with the tail of a crocodile, the arms and legs of a lion and the breasts of a woman. The amulet is damaged on the right arm and head. There is evidence to suggest that there was originally a crown attached on top of the head. There are traces of a blue-green glaze on the nemes headdress.
Cultural Context Egyptian
Id Number Former Accession R 223 1936
Location Creation Site Misr
Location Current Repository The Oriental Museum
Subject jewellery, amulet, god, animal, technology
Measurements 23 x 84 x 28 mm
Relation References Andrews, C. 1994. Amulets of Ancient Egypt. London: British Museum Publications, p. 40-41

Hart, G. 1986. A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. London New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, p. 211
Rights Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved
Rights Owner OM
Work Type amulet



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