Amulet of Thoth
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza
Height: 1.7 cm (11/16 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 Giza. 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