This is a tyet amulet in the form of the girdle of Isis.
It is from Egypt but the exact location is unknown. The tyet was the symbol of the goddess Isis, representing the knotted ‘girdle of Isis’. This linked the tyet amulet to the mother goddess Isis. The goddess Taweret, protector of pregnant women, often held a tyet amulet. The symbol was an important funerary amulet, but there are many ideas about its meaning in life. These include a tampon to prevent miscarriage and a sanitary towel. The link with Isis and Taweret, both associated with pregnancy and childbirth, suggests a meaning linked to motherhood in some way. This is a tyet amulet in the form of the girdle of Isis. It is made from faience. We do not know how old this object is.