Amulet of Thoth
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, From debris of mastaba G 7924
Overall: 2.2 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm (7/8 x 1/4 x 1/4 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 bue-green glaze.
From Egypt, Giza, from debris of mastaba G 7924. 1930 : excavated by the Harvard University–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