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Fragmentary amulet of a deity, perhaps Thoth

Only the upper half of this green glazed faience amulet survives. It represents a standing male deity with the head of a baboon, perhaps Thoth. The suspension ring on the top of the head is broken.


From Egypt, Giza, Street G 7300, east of Mastaba G 7350, west of Mastaba G 7450, in radim. 1927: 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,


Giza, Egypt


Height x thickness x width: 2.2 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm (7/8 x 3/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glazed faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets