Figurine of Taweret

This small figurine or amulet shows the ancient Egyptian goddess Taweret, represented by a hippopotamus. She was closely associated with women and childbirth.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
178/1996/6
Category
Antiquities
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Collection Area Region
North Africa
Material
faience
Common Name
figurine of Taweret
Simple Name
figurine
Period Classification
Late Period (Dynasties 26-31) - 661-332 BC
Production Year Low
-700
Production Year High
-200

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figurine of the hippopotamus goddess Taweret