ANCIENT EGYPTIAN FAIENCE AMULET OF TAWERET, 1550-1077 BC
New Kingdom. Just over 5/8” height with a gray blue glaze. Flat on one side with suspension loop lost in antiquity. Taweret, a bipedal hippopotamus, was a protective Egyptian goddess of childbirth and fertility. Taweret figures have been found in many ancient Egyptian houses, likely due to her protective nature.