Fragmentary amulet of a deity, perhaps Thoth

Egyptian
Late Period


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, St G 7300, Eo Mast G 7350, Wo Mast G 7450, radim

Dimensions

Height x thickness x width: 2.2 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm (7/8 x 3/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.1938

Medium or Technique

Glazed faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Only the upper half of this green glazed faience amulet survives. It represents a standing male deity with the head of a baboon, perhaps Thoth. The suspension ring on the top of the head is broken.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Street G 7300, east of Mastaba G 7350, west of Mastaba G 7450, in radim. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition