Provenanced Egyptian amulet of the goddess Tawaret 4th-1st century BC.

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Seller: grimstonian (3,285) 100%, Location: West Sussex, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 232960707497 Provenanced Egyptian amulet of the goddess Tawaret A pale turquoise glazed faience amulet of the goddess Tawaret, the pregnant hippopotamus. She has the body of a hippopotamus; the usual crocodile's tail hangs down her back. A ribbed suspension loop on the top. Condition: A chip to the corner of the base, otherwise complete and intact; light accretions. Height 4 cms (1.6 ins). Late Dynastic-Ptolemaic period: Circa 6th-1st century BC. Provenance: Ex collection Alfred Lkadotinsky, acquired on his trip to Egypt 1876-1879. Supplied with illustrated COA 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. Provenanced Egyptian amulet of the goddess Tawaret Click images to enlarge Description Provenanced Egyptian amulet of the goddess Tawaret A pale turquoise glazed faience amulet of the goddess Tawaret, the pregnant hippopotamus, stands 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 ribbed suspension loop on the top. Condition: A chip to the corner of the base, otherwise complete and intact; light accretions. Height 4 cms (1.6 ins). Late Dynastic-Ptolemaic period: Circa 6th-1st century BC. Reference: See Carol Andrews' Amulets of Ancient Egypt(London 1994) no. 39 for several examples of the type. Provenance: Ex collection Alfred Lkadotinsky, acquired on his trip to Egypt 1876-1879. Supplied with illustrated COA 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. (code F925) Payment Payment by Paypal Shipping Proof of posting is obtained for all items (copy available on request). Items posted to UK: We will take responsibility for an adequate level of insurance. Countries outside UK: Items will be sent with insurance against loss in the post. If it is possible, we will also send with tracking, but not all countries have this possibility; if in doubt, you are welcome to check with us. Terms of Sale All items are guaranteed to be authentic, to date from the period stated, and to comply with the description provided, with no time restriction for return if not. We also offer a no-quibble refund if you are in any way unhappy with your purchase and it is returned in the same condition within 14 days. About Us We have been dealing in antiquities and items of archaeological interest since the early 1990s, and have sold thousands of items to collectors all over the World, including leading museums. TimesAncient is committed to the ethical purchase of all items of historical significance that we offer. We never knowingly engage in the purchase of objects who provenance or ownership history is deemed to be dubious. All ancient items offered for sale on our website are purchased from legitimate sources. These include old private collections, auction houses, legal finders and responsible dealers within the coin and ancient art market. Every item we sell is guaranteed to be authentic and to date from the period stated. Nothing beats the feeling of handling and owning an item created by humans in far-off history. Contact Us If you have any queries, please contact us using your eBay message board. Pictures sell! Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.250+ Listing Templates! Auctiva gets you noticed! The complete eBay Selling Solution. Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE Counter Condition: Provenanced Egyptian amulet of the goddess Tawaret, Type: Amulet, Culture: Eqyptian, Material: Faience, Provenance: Ex collection Alfred Lkadotinsky,

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