Taweret amulet

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This standing faience amulet of Taweret has a suspension loop at the top. Taweret was a goddess who took the form of a hippopotamus, and protected women in childbirth. This example is probably from Abydos. The object was gifted to the University of Wales, Aberystwyth by John Bancroft Willans, a subscriber of the Egypt Exploration Fund/Society, who received the object in 1903. It was subsequently gifted to the Egypt Centre in 1997.

Last modified: 02 Nov 2020

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