Late period, 664-332 BC, the last great period of Egyptian history. Green faience, just under 2” height standing with pierced back pillar. Believed to be self begotten, he was a baboon headed scribe, the god of wisdom, science, magic, the dead and the source of the writing system (hieroglyphics). The cult of Thoth centered in Khmun, grew in prominence in the Late Period. This example is of exceptional size and fine preservation. It was probably worn daily by a follower, rather than a burial item.

 

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