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Thoth-Ibis
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Thoth-Ibis


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Description This tiny gold amulet in the shape of an Ibis holding a feather represents the god of wisdom, Thoth. The body was made of two pieces of sheet gold worked over a core. Gold wire, used for the neck, was flattened out to form the head. The legs were made of gold wire, the feathers and base of thin sheet gold. A loop for suspension was attached behind the neck.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
1/04/1967Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Collection of Suydam; John E. Kieffer, Jr. [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1966, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1966

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Period
ca. 1950-1800 BCE (Middle Kingdom)
Accession Number
57.1979
Measurements
H: 9/16 x W: 5/16 (1.43 x 0.75 x 0.01 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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