Ancient Egyptian Faience Amulet of the goddess Taweret - 664 BC

An ancient Egyptian faience amulet of the goddess Taweret. Dating to Egypt's Late Period, 664–323 BC.

The shimmering turquoise of this amulet may appear beautiful to our modern eyes, but to theancient Egyptians it glowed with the light and power of the gods themselves. Combining the appearance of many fearsome creatures – the hippopotamus, crocodile and lion – images of the goddess Taweret were worn by pregnant women who sought protection from evil spirits.

Ancient Egyptian Faience Amulet of the goddess Taweret - 664 BC. An ancient Egyptian faience amulet of the goddess Taweret. Dating to Egypt's Late Period, 664–323 BC. The shimmering turquoise of this amulet may appear beautiful to our modern eyes, but to theancient Egyptians it glowed with the light and power of the gods themselves. Combining the appearance of many fearsome creatures – the hippopotamus, crocodile and lion – images of the goddess Taweret were worn by pregnant women who sought protection from evil spirits.

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