Amulet of a gazelle



Accession Number
EA54796
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Amulets case
Object Type
Jewellery, Amulet
Period
New Kingdom
Dynasty
Eighteenth Dynasty
Thutmose IV
Material
Stone/minerals (Steatite)
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Height: 8mm | Length: 11.9mm | Width: 8.8mm
Number of Elements
1
Animals
Gazelle | Goat
Divine Name
Taweret

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Description

This glazed steatite figure of a couchant goat or gazelle is inscribed with the prenomen of Thutmose IV on the back. It is longitudinally pierced, and the base inscribed with the same prenomen and decorated with a representation of Taweret. It is on long-term loan from the British Museum who acquired it in 1939 from Marion Whiteford Acworth. It was previously part of her husband's collection, the industrial chemist and entrepreneur Dr Joseph John Acworth.

Bibliography

Andrews, Carol 1994. Amulets of ancient Egypt. London: The British Museum Press. Goodridge, Wendy R. & Stuart J. Williams 2005. Offerings from The British Museum. Swansea: The Egypt Centre. [p. 12]