Amulet of Thoth
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7524 A.
Height: 4.2 cm (1 5/8 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, but the glaze has decayed. The right arm is now missing. There is a suspension ring on the back.
From Giza, G 7524 A. 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 24, 1929)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition