Egypt Late Period 26th-29th Dynasty a blue faience amulet of Taweret.

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Seller: nb-numismatics (2,985) 100%, Location: Zedelgem, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 124063203398 Egypt Late Period, 26th-29th Dynasty, ca 6th -4th cent BC. This is a pale blue faience amulet of the goddess Taweret. It has a horizontal piercing in the back pillar for suspension. Height of the amulet is 28 mm. Completely intact. From a UK-collection. For similor objects, see Carol Andrews "Amulets of Ancient Egypt (London 1994) no 39 for several ewamples of the type. Taweret and other closely related goddesses were created from a blending of lion, hippo, crocodile, and human atributes. The three animals were some of the fiercest species found in ancient Egypt and combining their strenghts produced a most potent deity and therefore amulet. Taweret's particular responsability was the protection of women during pregnancy and childbirth. Her representation was sometimes used on tomb walls or funerary equipment to protect the deceased during rebirth. (AN8063) Provenance: Ownership History Available, Material: faience

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