Amulet of Thoth
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7420
Height: 5.9 cm (2 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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 forfunerary amulets. He is typically shown as a standing man in a short kilt, with the head of an ibis. This amulet is made of faience with a blue glaze. There is a transverse hole at back for suspension.
From Giza, G 7420. Jan. 10, 1925: 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 (accessioned 1927).
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition