Fragment of an amulet of Taweret



Accession Number
EC913
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Amulets case
Object Type
Jewellery, Amulet
Material
Faience
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Height: 22mm | Width: 6mm | Depth: 12mm
Number of Elements
1
Divine Name
Taweret

This image may be used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license. For uses not covered under the Creative Commons license, or to license images for commercial uses, please contact the Egypt Centre.

Description

This is the top half of a faience amulet of a seated Taweret. Taweret is a demon who takes the form of a pregnant female hippopotamus who seems to have been considered a protector of women in childbirth.