An Egyptian Faience Amulet of Thoth, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE
Amulets of Thoth as a walking ibis-headed man carrying the wedjat-eye before him relate directly to the power of the eye of Horus to revive the dead Osiris and thus any of the dead, and to provide food offerings in the Other World. Here, the ibis-headed god of wisdom, writing, and invention is shown standing on an integral plinth with a back pillar, striding forward, his hands fisted at his sides, and wearing a short pleated kilt and lunar headdress, a loop attached at the top for suspension.
Dimensions: Height: 1 1/2 inches (3.5 cm)
Condition: Intact and in excellent condition
Provenance: Private Maryland collection of a diplomat, acquired while serving in Egypt between 1949 and 1956, and then by descent.
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