Amulet of Thoth
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7540 X-II, in debris
Width x height: 1.1 x 4.2 cm (7/16 x 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 small amulet is made of faience with a faded green glaze.
From Giza, Pit G 7540 X-II, in debris. 1927: excavated by the Harvard University–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