Amulet of Thoth
Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7757 A, in N. room I .
Height: 2.9 cm (1 1/8 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 with a light blue-green glaze.
From Egypt, Giza, pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) in N room I . 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