Ancient Egyptian Steatite Scarab with Standing Hippo Taweret

Description
Ancient Egyptian Steatite Scarab with Standing Hippo Taweret
c. 1700 B.C.

Scaraboid engraved with standing Taweret, the hippo god.
Taweret has the body of a hippo, the legs of a lion, and the face of a hippo or crocodile. She was protective to pregnant women

Size: 1.4 cm L - 9/16 inch
Material: Steatite
Culture: Egypt, c. 1700 B.C.
Condition: Intact - some overcleaning in the depiction of the goddess


Provenance: Private “intaglios and seals” collection of an English lady, formed in the 1960s-1990s.
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Lot details
Culture
Ancient Egyptian
Material
Steatite
Object
Scarab with Standing Hippo Taweret
Century/ Timeframe
c. 1700 B.C.
Condition
Good Condition, See Photo
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