Figurine of Taweret

Description
This small figurine or amulet shows the ancient Egyptian goddess Taweret, represented by a hippopotamus. She was closely associated with women and childbirth.
Accession Loan No.
178/1996/6
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
figurine of Taweret
Simple Name
figurine
Full Name
figurine of the hippopotamus goddess Taweret
Dimensions
length 38 mm; W 10 mm; TH 18 mm
Cultural Group
Egyptian
Period Classification
Late Period (Dynasties 26-31) - 661-332 BC
Production Year Low
-700
Production Year High
-200
Family Group

Material
faience
Collection Country
Egypt
Collection Area Region
North Africa
Collection Continent
Africa

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