New Kingdom Faience Amulet of Taueret

SKU PF.4421
Circa

1600 BC to 1100 BC

Dimensions

2″ (5 cm) high

Medium

Faience

Origin

Egypt

Gallery Location

USA


 

This amulet is in the form of a statuette of the goddess Taueret. She is represented with the body of a woman and the head of a hippopotamus. In this beautiful figure, she is shown with pendulous breasts and a stomach. In Egyptian mythology, Taueret is not only a fertility goddess, but she is also the protectress of pregnant woman.

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