Taweret, known as “the great goddess,” was the protectress of pregnant women and childbirth. She was depicted as a female hippopotamus with pendulous breasts, a rounded belly, the snout of a crocodile, and the legs of a lion. She is shown leaning on the sa sign, symbol of protection. This statue was discovered north of the temple of Amun-Re at Karnak in 1874.


Late period, 26th Dynasty
Original: Green schist
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Model: 100 x 37 x 25 cm
Price: Stucco 400 LE