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Amulet of Thoth

A work made of glazed steatite.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of glazed steatite.

Date:

Ptolemaic Period (332–30 BCE)

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

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Amulet of Thoth

Origin

Egypt

Date

Made 332 BCE–30 BCE

Medium

Glazed steatite

Dimensions

4 × 1.5 × 1.5 cm (1 5/8 × 9/16 × 9/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty and Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1894.759

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