Amulet of Thoth
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Height: 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Amulet of dark green glazed faience, some brown encrustations. The god Thoth is rendered with somewhat bulky proportions with human body and ibis head; striding, wearing a pleated kilt. On rectangular base. Pierced at back for suspension.
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)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way