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ID 99
ACCESSION NUMBER 21491
FIELD NUMBER 16-V-27/43/1
SUBJECT Taweret
DESCRIPTION Taweret is depicted in a very schematic way: she was represented standing up on her hind legs. The snout is square, as are the eyes and ears, both of which were made by two small protrusions on the top of the head. While the belly was swollen, the arms and the paws were not indicated. There were only summary and superficial oblique lines on the sides of the body as in the case of the baboons. This amulet-bead never has a back pillar but features a pierced hole running lengthwise.
CHRONOLOGY Classic Kerma
CHRONOLOGICAL RANGE 1750-1550 BC
MATERIAL faience
MATERIAL (Note) faience
LENGTH (cm) 2.0
WIDTH (cm) 0.4
THICKNESS (cm) 0.2
DIAMETER (cm) 0.0
BIBLIOGRAPHY Mills, Nordström 1966: 1-15.
REFERENCE Mills, A. J., H. A. Norddström, 1966, The Archaeological Survey from Gemai to Dal. Preliminary Report on the Season 1964-1965. Kush 14, pp. 1-15.
ORNAMENTS_DESCRIPTION Various beads: one cylindric-bead and one tubolar-bead realized in faience. They were found together with three faiencamulet-beads: one Tawaret, one baboon and one elongeted shape with rounded top.
PRESERVATION STATE Complete
MUSEUM NMS KHARTOUM
SPECIFIC LOCATION Storerooms
LINK ON-LINE http://sudannationalmuseum.com/pages_e/northernsudan.html
Coordinates N 21°15′00″ E 30°45′00"
ARCHAEOLOGICAL MISSION SAS UNESCO
DIRECTOR OF THE MISSION A. Mills, D. Nordström
YEAR OF EXCAVATION 1966
CREDIT LINE National Museum of Sudan
Suggested Citation

Elena D’Itria. (2024) "Item 99b from Africa/Sudan/Melik en Nasir". In The Amulets of the Kerma Culture. Elena D’Itria (Ed). Released: In prep. Open Context. <https://opencontext.org/subjects/88346fdc-bf39-4d73-a244-fec03c715414> ARK (Archive): https://n2t.net/ark:/28722/k21r77x1n

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