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Acquired in 1935 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
MET
credit
date_end
date_start
date_text
600BC-100 BC (made)
descriptive_line
Amulet of Taweret, the hippopotamus goddess, made 600BC-100 BC, Egypt
dimensions
Height: 23 mm, Width: 8 mm, Depth: 10 mm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Jewellery, room 91
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
110660
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T03:01:11.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T03:01:11.000Z
latitude
26.69636
location
Jewellery, room 91, case 2, shelf A, box 1
longitude
30.246469
marks
materials
quartz
materials_techniques
Glaze fused quartz
museum_number
CIRC.28T-1935
museum_number_token
circ28t1935
object_number
O141191
object_type
Amulet
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Amulet of Taweret, the hippopotamus goddess associated with childbirth
place
Egypt
primary_image_id
2006BG6782
production_note
Late Period - Ptolemaic Period
production_type
public_access_description
Protective amulets taking the shape of gods, animals or various symbols were often placed in tombs. In Ancient Egypt, blue symbolised regeneration and therefore lapis, or its imitation in glass or faience (glazed fused quartz) was often used in a funerary context. Taweret was the goddess of maternity and childbirth, who protected women and children. She was depicted as a combination of a hippopotamus, a crocodile and a lion, all of these animals were fierce when protecting their young. Amulets of Taweret were popular, used by expectant mothers. In the Book of the Dead, Taweret was also seen as a goddess who guided the dead into the afterlife. Many of the deities relating to birth also appear in the underworld to help with the rebirth of the souls into their life after death.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
amulet-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
glazed
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-100
year_start
-600