Statuette of Taweret

Egyptian
New Kingdom or later


Dimensions

Height x width: 12.4 x 3.8 cm (4 7/8 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.1263

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of Taweret made of stone, which is reddish brown. It is veined. There is a slight polish. The statuette is a full-length, standing figure. It is in good condition. Taweret stands on a base. Taweret holds a knot of Isis.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way