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Amulet of Thoth

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This amulet of Thoth is shown as a standing man in a short kilt with the head of an ibis. 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 for funerary amulets. The amulet is pierced from side to side at the top.


From Egypt, Giza, rock-cut tomb G 7818, debris.1931: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Giza, Egypt


Height: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets