Faience Amulet of the God Thot in Form of an Ibis

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Late Period, 664-332 B.C.
Material: Faience
Dimensions: 2.5 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 1106
Provenance: Collection Madeleine Meunier (1921-2009), Paris. Acquired between 1950 and 1970.
Condition: The Maat feather broken, head re-attached.
Description: Small but finely worked amulet of light blue faience of the Egyptian god Thot in form of an ibis. Thot, the god of heaven and protector of the children, sits on the plinth with his long claws stretched to the front. Under the tip of the beak still remains of a Maat feather recognizable. The tail feathers are colored in black. Face, neck and body of very good quality for an amulet of this size. On the back an eyelet for suspension.