Skip to Content

The museum is closed today. View our hours.

Amulet of Taweret

A work made of faience.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

Image actions

  • A work made of faience.

Date:

Third Intermediate Period–Late Period (about 1069–332 BCE)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

Taweret was a goddess who protected women and children in childbirth. She is depicted here as a hippopotamus with female breasts, swollen belly, and a crocodile tail.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Africa

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Amulet of Taweret

Origin

Egypt

Date

1070 BCE–332 BCE

Medium

Faience

Dimensions

4.75 × 1.75 × 1.5 cm (1 7/8 × 1 11/16 × 9/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Norman W. Harris

Reference Number

1892.137

IIIF Manifest  The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) represents a set of open standards that enables rich access to digital media from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions around the world.

Learn more.

https://api.artic.edu/api/v1/artworks/135989/manifest.json

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email . Information about image downloads and licensing is available here.

Share

Explore Further

Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions

Share