Amulet of Taweret
about the 5th century B.C., 499–400 B.C.
Height x width x depth: 2.0 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm (13/16 x 3/8 x 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By 1990: with Emmanuel Tiliakos, Alexander Fine Art, Winchester, MA; 1990: purchased by the MFA from Alexander Fine Art.
(Accession Date: January 23, 1991)
William Stevenson Smith Fund and the Horace L. and Florence E. Mayer Fund