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Amulet of Taweret

A work made of faience.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of faience.

Date:

Third Intermediate Period–Late Period (about 1069–332 BCE)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

Taweret was a goddess who protected women and children in childbirth. She is depicted here as a hippopotamus with female breasts, swollen belly, and a crocodile tail.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Africa

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Amulet of Taweret

Place

Egypt (Object made in)

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1070 BCE–332 BCE

Medium

Faience

Dimensions

4.8 × 1.8 × 1.5 cm (1 7/8 × 1 11/16 × 9/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Norman W. Harris

Reference Number

1892.137

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