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Cylinder Seal with Bes and Taweret

One of the powerful protective deities was Bes, a bandy-legged, potbellied god with a fiercely grinning leonine face and a lion's feet and tail. Another was Taweret, a pregnant hippopotamus standing upright on lion's feet with a very schematic representation of a crocodile on her back. This cylindrical bead includes a Bes-image, two Taweret figures, and a snake, another protective symbol.


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