Amulet of Thoth
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Rock-cut tomb G 7818 debris
Height: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This amulet of Thoth is shown as a standing man in a short kilt with the head of an ibis. 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 for funerary amulets. The amulet is pierced from side to side at the top.
From Egypt, Giza, rock-cut tomb G 7818, debris.1931: 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition