Statuette of standing Thoth - ROM2018_16484_10


Statuette of standing Thoth

Medium:Bronze, cast, incised and inscribed; beak, feet and base restored in plaster.
Geography: Undetermined site, Egypt
Date: c. 664-332 BC
Period: 26th-30th Dynasty, Late Period
10.8 cm
Object number: 910.17.22
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt

Thoth, or Djehuty, to use his Egyptian name, was the god of writing and wisdom. He was the scribe and record-keeper of the gods, and often associated with the goddess of measurement and libraries, Seshat.  He was the image of the just and incorruptible judge and civil servant. He features in many ancient Egyptian myths.

In this image the god strides forward, pouring a libation from a tall vessel in his left hand. He is plainly dressed in a simple kilt, and wears no crown. The statue has been restored; beak, feet and base are modern additions in plaster.

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