Faience Amulet of Thoth

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Late period, 26th dynasty, 664-525 B.C.
Material: Faience
Dimensions: 7 cm high
Price: 4 800 Euro
Ref: 1395
Provenance: Swiss collection B.O., acquired in the 1970s. Thence with Royal Athena in New York.
Condition: Feet and plinth reattached without any missing parts. Minor cracks, otherwise intact.
Description: A faience amulet of the striding Thoth on his original plinth worked out in a very high quality. The god of science and the scribes in human form with the head of an ibis. He wears a tripartite wig and the usekh collar. The arms are placed along the body, the hands formed to fists. Thoth wears a pleated kilt and has his left leg put forward. Mounted.