Figure of Thoth (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

525–342 BC
Overall: 4 1/2 × 1 1/8 × 1 5/8 in. (11.43 × 2.86 × 4.13 cm)
Thoth, the god who invented hieroglyphs, here takes the form of a man with the head of an ibis, Thoth’s sacred bird. The god of wisdom and learning, Thoth kept the divine archives. He was the gods’ scribe and the patron of human scribes.
Dynasties 27-30
Late (Saite) Period
Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Fund
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