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Amulet of Taweret

Egyptian
Late Period
about the 5th century B.C., 499–400 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 2.0 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm (13/16 x 3/8 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1991.15

Medium or Technique

Amethyst

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Softly-modeled figure of the hippo goddess Taweret (Thoeris), with chip in corner of left rear base. Imperfection in stone at left elbow which extends to mid-thigh.

Provenance

By 1990: with Emmanuel Tiliakos, Alexander Fine Art, Winchester, MA; 1990: purchased by the MFA from Alexander Fine Art.
(Accession Date: January 23, 1991)

Credit Line

William Stevenson Smith Fund and the Horace L. and Florence E. Mayer Fund