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4096. Large faience amulet of Thoeris.

 
 
 
 
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This is quite a large and imposing pale green faience amulet of Thoeris otherwise called Taweret in  Egyptian, the strange hippopotamus bodied goddess, the protector of women in childbirth. Nicely detailed crocodile tail at the back.

Intact bar loss over the back of the head and a bit on the arms as you can see.

47mm

Egyptian, Late Dynastic Period, circa 500 BC

Price: 245 GBP

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