Hippo Hippopotamus Faience ancient egypt William Antique Taweret Statue amulet Sculpture Egyptian art Nile River green hieroglyph rare

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller luxurenta (378) 100%, Location: luxor, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 223913954007 Dear buyer I'm offering you a gorgeous piece from my collection Hippopotamus Basic informationlength :7 cmwidth:4 cmweight :140 gm Historical overview In Ancient Egyptian religion Taweret is the protective ancient Egyptian goddess of childbirth and fertility. The name "Taweret" means "she who is great" or simply "great one", a common pacificatory address to dangerous deities.The deity is typically depicted as a bipedal female hippopotamus with feline attributes, pendulous female human breasts, the limbs and paws of a lion, and the back and tail of a Nile crocodile. She commonly bears the epithets "Lady of Heaven", "Mistress of the Horizon", "She Who Removes Water", "Mistress of Pure Water", and "Lady of the Birth House".Archaeological evidence demonstrates that hippopotamuses inhabited the Nile well before the dawn of Early Dynastic Period (before 3000 BCE). The violent and aggressive behavior of these creatures intrigued the people that inhabited the region, leading the ancient Egyptians both to persecute and to venerate them. From a very early date, male hippopotami were thought to be manifestations of chaos; consequently, they were overcome in royal hunting campaigns, intended to demonstrate the divine power of the king. However, female hippopotami were revered as manifestations of apotropaic deities, as they studiously protect their young from harm. Protective amulets bearing the likenesses of female hippopotami have been found dating as far back the Predynastic period (c. 3000–2686 BCE). The tradition of making and wearing these amulets continued throughout the history of Egypt into the Ptolemaic Kingdom and the Roman period (c. 332 BCE – 390 CE). Bid with confidence all my items are unique and no reserve price However since this is a beautiful lovely piece ,it's unavoidable ,and it's satisfactory to use .If you find yourself attracted to it I highly recommend that to buy it now as I'm having best offer in my listingsThis is a special item to have or to give as a special gift or even to resell it and gain a fortune from it .I'm a professional e-bay seller ,I'm giving the best possible customer service ,best shipping costs including free shipping . Please see all the photos along with reading this description. If there is anything I need to clarify feel free to ask any questions.I have other antiques and vintage items for sale at the moment and shall be listing others over the following few daysSo please keep checking my items for sale and follow me your will receive exactly the same item you seeing the photos not similar or other but exactly it For any question please contact usThank youShipping with DHL and tracking number shipping time take up to 2-7 days at most All additional payments such as taxes are the buyer responsibility I ship only to the approved address that registered in PayPalHandling timesame business dayReturn policyI check myself each product I sell only the best quality products in any case you are not satisfied please contact me and I will do everything to satisfy youIn case you have full refund I accept free returns within 30 Days in it's original conditionI accept PayPal only please my customers are very important to me so in case of any problem or question feel free to ask me and I will do everything I can make to satisfy youFeedbackI give immediate positive feedback to buyers as soon as payment is receivedIn case of any problem contact me right away before leaving any feedback so I will do my very best to solve any problem to make you happy and satisfied Thank you for shopping Condition: exactly as photos, Material: Stone, Provenance: Luxor (land of ancient egypt)

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