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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. This amulet is made of faience with a pale green glaze.

Provenance

From Giza. 1925: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 0.8 x 3 cm (5/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.1923

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets