Egypt Picture - Taweret's Middle Coffin

Taweret's Middle Coffin

Taweret's Middle Coffin


P. Chapuis


Taweret's Middle Coffin


The face of Taweret's second (middle) coffin. Taweret was the ancient Egyptian goddess of maternity and childbirth, protector of women and children. Like Bes, she was both a fierce demonic fighter as well as a popular deity who guarded the mother and her newborn child.

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