Amulet pendant of Taweret

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Acquired in 1963 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
MET
credit
Wallis Bequest
date_end
date_start
date_text
1400BC-400BC (made)
descriptive_line
Pendant, gold, in the form of Thoeris, a hippopotamus goddess, Egypt, Ptolemaic, 4th-1st century BC
dimensions
Height: 4 cm, Width: 1.5 cm, Depth: 0.3 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Jewellery, room 91
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
78611
label
Amulet pendant of Taweret, the hippopotamus goddess associated with childbirth Egypt, about 1400-400 BC (New Kingdom-Late Period) Sheet gold, embossed and chased Possibly part of a necklace Museum no. M.32A-1963 BEqueathed by E.H. Wallis [2007]
last_checked
2014-08-30T00:41:30.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T00:41:30.000Z
latitude
26.69636
location
Jewellery, room 91, case 1, shelf 1
longitude
30.246469
marks
materials
gold
materials_techniques
Gold
museum_number
M.32A-1963
museum_number_token
m32a1963
object_number
O111081
object_type
Pendant
on_display
true
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Amulet pendant, gold, in the form of Taweret (Thoeris), the hippopotamus goddess.
place
Egypt
primary_image_id
2006AC7085
production_note
New Kingdom-Late 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, gold was the colour of divinity. 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 undeworld to help with the rebirth of the souls into their life after death.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
amulet-pendant-of-taweret-pendant-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
chased, embossed
title
Amulet pendant of Taweret
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-400
year_start
-1400