Amulet of Thoth

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


Dimensions

Height: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.1971

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amulet of blue-green glazed faience. The deity 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.

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