Amulet of Thoth
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Debris of pit G 7750 x
Overall: 3.5 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm (1 3/8 x 7/16 x 1/4 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 light blue glaze.
From Giza, debris of pit G 7750x. 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: December 14, 2004)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition