Amulet of Thoth
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit 7710 A
Height: 4 cm (1 9/16 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.
From Giza, Pit 7710 A. 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.
(Accession date: January 19, 2005)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition