Amulet of Taweret



Accession Number
EC3002b
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Jewellery, Amulet
Classification
Variant of the Boyce type A5
Period
New Kingdom
Dynasty
Eighteenth Dynasty
Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten to Tutankhamun
Material
Faience
Provenance
Egypt, Amarna
Measurements
Length: 14mm | Width: 7mm | Depth: 3mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian
Divine Name
Taweret

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Description

A faience amulet in the form of a hippopotamus goddess, likely Taweret, the protective goddess of childbirth and fertility (Variant of the Boyce type A5).

Bibliography

Boyce A. "Collar and Necklace Designs at Amarna: a Preliminary study of Faience Pendants", in Amarna Reports VI, edited by Barry J. Kemp, 336-371. London: The Egypt Exploration Society, 1995.

Other Identity
EC3002
Last modified: 25 May 2022

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