Amulet of Thoth

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


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 3.5 x 0.5 x 1.3 cm (1 3/8 x 3/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.1983

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amulet of faience of dull green color with slight glaze remaining. Full-length striding figure of the god Thoth in his Ibis-headed form, wearing knee-length kilt. Brown incrustations; pierced at back for suspension.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way