Taweret, Late Period (ca. 712–332 b.c.) Egyptian Faience Taweret and other closely related goddesses were created from a blending of lion, hippo, crocodile, and human attributes. The three animals were some of the fiercest species found in ancient Egypt and combining their strengths produced a most potent deity and therefore amulet. Taweret's particular responsibility was the protection of women during pregnancy and childbirth.
Striding figure with ibex horns, a raptor skin draped around the shoulders, and upturned boots Period: Proto-Elamite Date: ca. 3000 B.C. Geography: Mesopotamia or Iran Culture: Proto-Elamite Medium: Copper alloy Dimensions: H. 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.) W. 5.4 cm ( 2 1/8 in.)
A Magnificent and Important Proto-Elamite Arsenical Copper Striding Figure with Ibex Horns, a Raptor Skin Draped Around the Shoulders, and Upturned Boots Arsenical copper,ca 3000 BCE,from Iran or Mesopotamia. Sumerian culture.