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Diorite bottle in the form of Taweret-Sekhmet-Sobek: E.GA.4573.1943

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Current Location: Gallery 19


Diorite bottle in the form of Taweret-Sekhmet-Sobek




Scent bottle, in form of Taweret-Sekhmet-Sobek composite deity. The bottle exhibits the pregnant hippo form of Taweret with an incised beard under the chin representing the leonine goddess, Sekhmet. The god Sobek is represented as a crocodile on the back of the hippo.

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Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1943) by Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Major


Circa -500 BCE - Circa -201 BCE

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stone Diorite

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Accession number: E.GA.4573.1943
Primary reference Number: 59024
Oldadmincategory: S
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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