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Amulet of the Goddess Taweret
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Amulet of the Goddess Taweret


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description Taweret, the "Great [female] One," was represented as a pregnant hippopotamus with lion paws and a crocodile tail. She was one of the most popular protective deities of ancient Egypt, being responsible for pregnant women and small children.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
4/20/1977Treatmentcleaned
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1930 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930

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Period
ca. 350 BC (Late Period)
Medium
Egyptian faience with green-blue glaze
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.1555
Measurements
H: 2 3/8 x W: 9/16 x D: 15/16 in. (6.1 x 1.35 x 2.38 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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