Amulet of Thoth
Late Period, Dynasty 26
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7540 T
Height: 2.5 cm (1 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 blue glass meant to imitate lapis lazuli.
From Giza, G 7540 T, room III. 1929: 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