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Amulet of Thoth

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As the god of scribes, Thoth played a vital role in the weighing of the heart after death, and therefore he became a popular subject forfunerary amulets. He is typically shown as a standing man in a short kilt, with the head of an ibis.


From Giza, Pit 7710 A. 1925: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: January 19, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25–30, 760–332 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Height: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets