Faience amulet of Thoth

Clay, glazed | 5 x 5cm | 664–30 B.C.

Unknown Artist

Amulets representing animals were attributed to a deity: a hawk for Ra, the Sun God, a lion for Sakhmi, the War Goddess, a ram for Khnum and a cat for Bast.

Credit: The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Object: 74.51.4481

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