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Amulet of Taweret

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Dull brown, no glaze. Standing figure of Taweret holding a girdle tie. Front of head broken off (missing). Amulet of dull brownish faience with no traces of glaze remaining. Full-length, standing figure of the minor goddess Taweret, a deity primarily known as a protector of mothers and...

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Provenance

From Tanis (San el-Hagar). 1884: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; October 28, 1885: presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting. (Accession Date: March 1, 1885)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 30, 380–332 B.C.

Findspot

San-el-Hagar, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

85.565

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets