Amulet of Thoth
Late Period, Dynasty 26
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7652 A, Room IV
Height: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This is one of two faience Thoth amulets with this field number.
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-green glaze. It is part of set comprised of 29.1247-29.1292.
From Giza, G 7652 A, room lV. 1929: 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.
(Accession date: April 29, 1929)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition