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Amulet-pendant, of Taweret
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Amulet-pendant, of Taweret


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description Taweret, the "Great [Female] One," was represented as a pregnant hippopotamus with lion paws and a crocodile back and tail. She was one of the most popular protective deities of ancient Egypt, being responsible for pregnant women and small children. The goddess is represented in her standard form. She is standing upright with her left foot forward. She has a hippopotamus body and head, a crocodile back and tail, lion paws, and female arms and breasts. Her mouth is open to show her dangerous teeth. The amulet has a small base and a loop on the back.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
7/23/1959Treatmentcleaned
10/07/1974Treatmentcleaned
4/30/2003Treatmentcleaned
10/10/2006Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • Faience: The Colors of the Heavens. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2003-2004.
  • Daily Magic in Ancient Egypt. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2007.
Provenance Lambros or Dattari (?) [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; 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
late 4th-3rd century BC (Late Period-early Greco-Roman)
Medium
Egyptian faience with blue-green glaze
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.1557
Measurements
H: 2 9/16 x W: 5/16 x D: 3/8 in. (6.54 x 0.87 x 1 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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