Amulet of the goddess Taweret standing on a rectangular base with her arms at her sides and left foot advanced. Taweret is depicted as a female hippopotamus with the tail of a crocodile, the arms and legs of a lion and the breasts of a woman. The amulet is damaged on the right arm and head. There is evidence to suggest that there was originally a crown attached on top of the head. There are traces of a blue-green glaze on the nemes headdress.
Relational references:Andrews, C. 1994. Amulets of Ancient Egypt. London: British Museum Publications, p. 40-41 Hart, G. 1986. A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. London New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, p. 211
|Type of object:||Amulet|
|Type category:||Costume and jewellery|
|Current accession number:||-|
|Former accession number:||R 223 1936|
|Record date:||Tue, 6th Nov 2001|
|Copyright:||Copyright© by the Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved|