Amulet of Taweret



Accession Number
PM19
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Amulets case
Object Type
Jewellery, Amulet
Material
Faience
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Height: 32mm | width: 10mm | depth: 13mm
Number of Elements
1
Animal
Hippopotamus
Divine Name
Ipet | Taweret

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Description

A faience amulet of the deity Taweret or Ipet, a female demon in the form of a hippopotamus. Taweret is shown as a pregnant hippopotamus with a crocodile tail down her back. She was a protector of pregnant women. Donated by Prys Morgan.

Other Identity
19 (yellow sticker)
Previous Owner
Prys Morgan (1937–)
Acquisition
Gift, Prys Morgan ( 29 May 1991)
Last modified: 05 Nov 2020

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