An Egyptian Faience Amulet of the God Thoth, 19th Dynasty, ca. 1303 - 1213 BCE


$750 USD

A dark brown faience amulet of Thoth, one of the principal gods of ancient Egypt. A Lunary Deity, inventor of all the exact sciences, letters, learning, and fine arts. He wrote the sacred books and had great knowledge of magic. he was the scribe of the gods and was always found in the judgment scenes where he recorded on his palette the results of the weighing of the heart of the deceased. The ibis bird was sacred to him. He is depicted as a human with the head of the ibis.

Found at Memphis, Lower Egypt. Time of King Ramses II.

Dimensions: Length: 1 1/4 inches (3 cm)

Condition: Intact and in good condition overall.

Provenance: Ex. Phillip Mitry, 1976, still on original Mitry card, thereafter the Harer Family Trust Collection.