Egyptian Faience Amulet Of Thoth

Item Description

C. 713-30 BC – Late to Ptolemaic Period

A pale blue glazed faience amulet of Thoth depicted as a man wearing a short kilt, with an ibis-head. He was believed to have healing powers and was the deity of knowledge and writing. Such amulets were used by the living and were often placed on mummies as well.

Some light earthy surface deposits and nice colour.

Ref: Similar example in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession Number:  89.2.367.

Provenance: Ex J. C. Collection.

Size: 29mm height



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