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Standing Ibis Headed God
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Standing Ibis Headed God

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Description Thoth, the god of wisdom and patron deity of scribes, was often shown with a human body and an ibis head. Here he wears a shendit-kilt, a long wig, and the moon-disk and crescent as a crown on his head. His left foot is missing. Silver figures such as this were precious and used by the elite.
Date Description Narrative
5/05/1977Examinationexamined for condition
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2013-2014.
  • Die Entstehung der Welt. Ägyptens letzter Schöpfungsmythos (The Origin of the World. Egypt’s Last Creation Myth). Roemer- und Pelizaeus- Museum, Hildesheim; Kunsthalle Leoben, Leoben. 2014-2015.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [found at Pyramids]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1909, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1909

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ca. 945-664 BCE (Third Intermediate Period, 22nd-25th dynasty)
silver cast
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
H: 2 13/16 x W: 5/8 x D: 7/8 in. (7.1 x 1.6 x 2.2 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
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Not On View


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