Amulet representing the god Thoth

Made:
4000-30 BCE in Egypt
maker:
Ancient Egyptian people

Lapis lazuli amulet of Thoth, Egyptian, 4000-30BC

Amulet representing the god Thoth, Ancient Egyptian, 4000-30 BC. Carved from the blue rock, lapis lazuli, Thoth was one of the most popular Egyptian gods and had multiple roles in Egyptian mythology. He was the god of wisdom, writing and the moon, the god of magic, ritual and medicine, and the god of the dead. He guided and illuminated the way for the dead in the underworld, and protected the living in the world above.

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Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A32068
Materials:
complete and lapis lazuli
type:
amulets
credit:
Sotheby's

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