Monday, 12 May 2014

Goddess Taweret

Red Breccia Figure of Taweret 
British Museum - EA 35700 Late Period 663 - 343 BC

This is a photo I took of the 'Great One' Taweret housed in the British Museum. Ancient Egyptians depicted her as a pregnant hippopotamus with legs and arms of a lion, the tail of a crocodile and human breasts. She had a special role in helping women in childbirth and was a favourite subject for amulets.





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