Taweret statuette



Accession Number
EA58419
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Domestic piety case
Object Type
Sculpture, Statue
Period
Late Period
Dynasty
Twenty-sixth Dynasty
Material
Faience
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Height: 106mm | Width: 31.5mm | Depth: 46.2mm
Number of Elements
1
Divine Name
Taweret

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Description

A green glazed composition (now white) figure of Taweret holding the sa-symbol. One fore-paw has broken away. This statuette may have been dedicated to the goddess after a successful birth or in anticipation of a safe and successful delivery. It dates to the Twenty-sixth Dynasty, and is on long-term loan from the British Museum who purchased it in 1927 from the antiquities dealer Denis P. Kyticas.

Bibliography

Goodridge, Wendy R. & Stuart J. Williams 2005. Offerings from The British Museum. Swansea: The Egypt Centre. [p. 16]

Last modified: 19 Nov 2022

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