About this object

Green faience amulet of Thoth, a god associated with wisdom and writing. Ibis headed in striding pose with left leg advanced. On rectangular plinth.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Late Period (Saite)
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    664 BC - 332 BC (Dynasty 26)
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Puchased from Sotheby & Co Auction House
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1966 before
  • Measurements
    131 mm x 34 mm x 47 mm
  • Note
    Purchased as Sotheby's (London) 14 November 1966, lot 13.
  • Related people
    Sotheby's (Previous owner)

Explore related


  • Catalogue of Irish Bronze Age, Egyptian, Western Asiatic, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities

    Sotheby and Co

    Author: Sotheby and Co
    Publisher: Sotheby and Co
    Date: 1966
    Description: Auction catalogue for 14 November 1966.


  • Sotheby's Auction House Sale 14 November 1966

    Start date: 1966-11-14
    End date: 1966-11-14
    Description: Sale of antiquities on Monday 14 November at 2.30 pm at Sotheby & Co., 34 & 35 New Bond Street, London W1. Nine lots were purchased by Mr K. J. Hwett of K. J.


Previous owners

  • Sotheby's

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: For auction
    Owned until: 1966-11-14
    Disposal method: Sold
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