Amulet of Thoth

A work made of faience.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of faience.

Date:

Ptolemaic Period (332–30 BC)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

Thoth, a god of wisdom and writing, could be shown as an ape or an ibis-headed man. The disk on the ape’s head alluded to his association with the moon.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Amulet of Thoth

Origin

Egypt

Date

332 AD–30 AD

Medium

Faience

Dimensions

6.25 × 2.75 × 2 cm (2 3/8 × 1 1/8 × 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Norman W. Harris

Reference Number

1892.133

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