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EA1549

A Egyptian Porphyry Amulet of Taweret, Late Period, ca. 722-332 B.C.

of carved red porphyry, the goddess nicely detailed, shown in profile with the head and body of a hippopotamus, pendulous human breasts, arms by her side, an attachment loop at the top of the head.

Taweret was especially helpful to women during childbirth and her image was attached to beds, headrests and cosmetic articles.

Dimensions: Height: 1 inch (2.5 cm) 

Condition:  small chip located at the back,otherwise intact and in excellent condition overall.

Provenance:Ex. private collection London, UK, acquired prior to 1983, thereafter private NY collection, acquired prior 1998 and thereafter on loan to the Michael C. Carlos museum, Emory University, Atlanta GA 1998 - 2015, loan number: L2012.018.001

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