Cartonnage Fragment of God Thoth as a Baboon

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Ptolemaic period, 332-30 B.C.
Material: Cartonnage
Dimensions: 9 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 1147
Provenance: From the private collection of the famous French composer Jean Prodromides (1927-2016).
Condition: Fragment of exquisite quality.
Description: Cartonnage with almost completely preserved polychromy, depicting the Egyptian moon god Thoth in human form with a dog-faced baboon head. He wears a wig, collar, upper arm bracelets and a breastplate with shoulder straps. Underneath still recognizable are a diagonally stripped apron as well as his left arm. Writing tablet and cane are usually Thoth’s attributes which associate him as the scribe of the gods as well as the inventor of the hieroglyphs. Green, black, brown, red and yellow polychromy, which are almost completely preserved. Mounted.