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Standing Thoth with Ibis Head
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Standing Thoth with Ibis Head


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description The Egyptians depicted Thoth, the god of wisdom and writing, as an ibis (a wading bird), a man with an ibis head, or a baboon. Thoth amulets primarily protected officials and the deceased in the underworld. This was probably made during the 30th Dynasty.
Conservation

Examined and cleaned for loan.

Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969TreatmentExamined, cleaned
7/27/1959Treatmentcleaned
8/20/1998Examinationexamined for condition
4/10/2003Treatmentstabilized; loss compensation; cleaned; other
7/01/2003Treatmentother
Exhibitions
  • Faience: The Colors of the Heavens. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2003-2004.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Creator
Period
664-332 BC (Late Period)
Medium
Egyptian faience with green glaze
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.1547
Measurements
H: 5 7/16 x W: 1 1/4 x D: 2 1/16 in. (13.8 x 3.2 x 5.2 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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