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Statuette of an ibis and priest

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This bronze group depicts the patron god of scribes, Thoth, in the form of an ibis being worshipped by a kneeling priest. The priest is depicted with a shaven head and a long robe typical of the 26th Dynasty and later. In his arms he cradles a small figure of a baboon, another form of Thoth. ...

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Provenance

1994: purchased by the MFA from Mme. Marianne Rusen Maspero. (Accession Date: October 26, 1994)

Credit Line

Florence E. and Horace L. Mayer Fund

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 664–525 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 13 x 5 x 14 cm (5 1/8 x 1 15/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1994.234

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture