Bronze Statuette of Thoth with the Goddess Maat

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Late Period, 664-332 B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 12 cm x 10.8 cm
Price: 8 000 Euro
Ref: 1243
Provenance: French private collection Yvette and Jacques Deschamps, France, acquired between 1970 and 1980. Since then in the family collection with the collection number 190. Accompanied by a French antiquities passport.
Condition: Breaks on the side of the base, but both statuettes are intact.
Description: Rare bronze group depicting the god Thoth in form of an ibis seated on a naos. The ibis with a finely worked out beak, button-like eyes and large feet with long, horizontal grooved claws. Thoth sits on a naos, a shrine with inward outer walls and a set off lid. The goddess Maat, Thoth’s spouse, is crouching in front of the naos. She wears the typical ostrich feather and an uraeus on her forehead. The front of the base with illegible hieroglyphs, which possibly mentioned the name of the donor of the bronze. All principles which Thoth, the vizier and scribe of Re lists, are aligned to Maat’s standards. Therefore the image of ibis with the feather of Maat are found in notations and amulets. Moreover, Maat stands together with Thoth on the solar barque of Re, which sails over the sky. Mounted.