Large Egyptian Faience Fragment Of Thoth
C. 713-332 BC – Late Period
A pale blue/green glazed faience amulet of Thoth depicted as a man with an ibis-head, and was believed to have healing powers. Thoth was the deity of knowledge and writing. Thoth amulets were very popular, often placed on mummies as well as used by the living. Suspension loop to top of head.
Although a fragment it is of a large size with good strong colour and nice detail.
Ref: Similar example in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession Number: 74.51.4481.
Provenance: Ex H. N. Collection, Milton Keynes, collected in 1980’s – 1990’s.
Size: 42mm height (Thoth). 63mm height (including mount)
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