An absolutely gigantic Egyptian faience amulet in the form of the hippopotamus deity Tauret. Tauret is shown with her hands by her side, sagging belly and breasts.
Egypt, Late Period, 664 - 332 BC.
Size: 7.9 x 1.8 cms.
Condition: Excellent colour and detail still remaining. Small sections of loss on the two arms.
Provenance: Private Collection; Agnes Barclay, formed between 1920-40 in the Home Counties. It was passed down through the family and much was left to a nephew and niece living in Australia. Many of the items were from Macedonald and Forman collections at Sotheby's.
Amulet being advertised is Taweret on the left. Both being sold separately.