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Amulet of Taweret

Softly-modeled figure of the hippo goddess Taweret (Thoeris), with chip in corner of left rear base. Imperfection in stone at left elbow which extends to mid-thigh.

Provenance

By 1990: with Emmanuel Tiliakos, Alexander Fine Art, Winchester, MA; 1990: purchased by the MFA from Alexander Fine Art. (Accession Date: January 23, 1991)

Credit Line

William Stevenson Smith Fund and the Horace L. and Florence E. Mayer Fund

Egyptian, Late Period, about the 5th century B.C., 499–400 B.C.

Accession Number

1991.15

Medium or Technique

Amethyst

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets