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Amulet of Taweret

A work made of glass.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of glass.

Date:

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten (about 1352–1336 BCE)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

This amulet in in the form of the protective Egyptian goddess Taweret (in Greek, Thoeris,or “The Great One”), often depicted as a standing hippopotamus with a round belly. Similar examples have been excavated from Tell el Amarna, a city that had an active glass manufacturing industry.

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Arts of Africa

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Amulet of Taweret

Origin

Egypt

Date

1336 BCE

Medium

Glass

Dimensions

2.75 × 1 × .5 cm (1 1/8 × 3/8 × 3/16 in.)

Credit Line

The Art Institute of Chicago

Reference Number

X207

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