Amulet of Thoth

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26
664–525 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x length: 2.3 x 3.8 cm (7/8 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1979.562

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Lapis lazuli amulet in the form of the god Thoth as a squatting ibis, with a small figure of the goddess Maat in front of him. Suspension loop on the back, behind the head.

Provenance

By 1979: Mrs Horace L. Mayer collection; given to the MFA by Mrs. Mayer November 1979.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer