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Ancient Egyptian Amulet of Tawaret

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Seller: ancient_art4wuz (10,028) 100%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 331152705043 EGYPTIAN WORLD Egyptian Amulet of Tawaret A good sized blue faience amulet of the goddess Tawaret, the pregnant hippopotamus, standing on an oblong base, her left leg advanced, arms at her side. She has the body of a hippopotamus; the usual crocodile's tail hangs down her back. A suspension loop at the rear. Reference: See Carol Andrews' Amulets of Ancient Egypt (London 1994) no. 39 for several examples of the type. Tawaret was the goddess who protected women during childbirth. She was a household deity with no temple dedicated to her, but some form of shrine was in almost every house. Many women would have carried an amulet like this to give them help This item is accompanied with an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity. OBJECT INFORMATION £ 145.00 | SIMILAR PRICED ITEMS 4cm(H) / 2"(H) Circa 4-1st century B.C. | About Us | Contact | Antiquities.co.uk Condition: very fine, Type: Amulets, Culture: Eqyptian, Colour: Blue

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