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Patina Taweret Egyptian Hippopotamus Figurine

$17.99 Member Price

Taweret was an ancient Egyptian patron of childbirth and a protector of women and children. Like Bes, she was considered to be a ferocious demon as well as a protective and nurturing deity. She was associated with the lion, the crocodile, and the hippo; all animals which were feared by the Egyptians but also highly respected. Initially she was viewed as a dangerous and potentially malignant force. 

Handmade in Cairo from polymer mold. 
Packaged in decorative box with hieroglyphic design. 
Information card included. 
Size: 5"L x 2"H x 2"W.