Amulet representing the god Thoth, Ancient Egyptian, 4000-30 BC.
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.
- Currently on display in:
- The Science and Art of Medicine
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