Bronze Statuette of God Thoth in Form of an Ibis

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Ptolemaic period, 332-30 B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 7.5 cm x 7 cm
Price: 4 200 Euro
Ref: 1178
Provenance: From an old French collection, acquired from a French auction house. Accompanied by a French antiquities passport.
Condition: One claw of the right foot missing, otherwise except for some minor corrosion traces intact.
Description: Bronze statuette of a crouching ibis, wearing on its head the Atef crown, identifying it as Thoth – as God of the moon, magic, wisdom and science. The long beak parted and slightly bent, the circular eyes possibly once had inlays of a different material. The legs bent with claws complete with worked out nails. The neck in s-shape merging into an elegantly curved body where the feathers are engraved in cold work.