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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 light blue glaze.


From Giza, debris of pit G 7750x. 1929: 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: December 14, 2004)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 3.5 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm (1 3/8 x 7/16 x 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets