About this object

Steatite kohl pot in the form of a standing figure of Taweret. Hollow head for kohl. Small chip from back of head. The female hippopotamus goddess was a protectress of pregnant women and associated with motherhood and childbirth.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 - 1069 BC (Dynasty 18 BC - 20)
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Mrs E J F Hearne, 1944
  • Collector
    Amy Urlin
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    37 mm x 24 mm x 19 mm
  • Note
    Donated by Mrs Hearne in 1944; Mrs Hearne's husband was curator of Littlehampton Museum which received Egyptian material from Miss Amy Urlin, a relation of the archaeologist Professor Flinders Petrie. THIS IS 44.19.280
  • Related people
    Joyce Hearne (Collector, previous owner); Amy Urlin (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joyce Hearne

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1944
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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