Amulet of Taweret



Accession Number
EC1950
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Jewellery, Amulet
Material
Faience
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
The entire amulet: Height: 19mm | Width: 5mm | Depth: 6mm
Number of Elements
2
Culture
Egyptian
Divine Name
Taweret

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Description

The standing light green faience amulet of Taweret with a suspension loop at the top is broken in two parts. Taweret was a goddess who took the form of a hippopotamus, and protected women in childbirth. It was donated by Mrs Cox. This had belonged to her father, Edward Cox, who brought it from Egypt around 1903. He had been a valet for Lord Dynever.

Other Identity
2018/3 (entry number)
Previous Owners
Edward Cox | Elizabeth Cox
Acquisition
Gift, Elizabeth Cox
Last modified: 24 Jun 2022

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