Large Tawaret amulet

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Large bi-chrome faience amulet of the Goddess Tawaret.

Price: € 575,--

Size; 6 cm

Period: 3rd Intermediate Period

Condition: Head chipped

Provenance: Ex. Christies 1990's, Dutch collection

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  • Taweret and other closely related goddesses were created from a blending of lion, hippo, crocodile, and human attributes. The three animals were some of the fiercest species found in ancient Egypt and combining their strengths produced a most potent deity and therefore amulet. Taweret's particular responsibility was the protection of women during pregnancy and childbirth. She is often portrayed leaning on a sa symbol. Her representation was sometimes used on tomb walls or funerary equipment to protect the deceased during rebirth.