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The God Thoth

664 BC-525 BC
XXVIth Dynasty

Bronze. Cornelius Vermeule in his Catalogue of the Soane antiquities identified this object as 'faience, originally probably pale greyish green', but it appears to be metal and not pottery.

Height: 4.7cm

Museum number: MR60

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 28help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

A figure of the god Thoth; ibis-headed, standing with left leg advanced. There is support down the back with a hole for suspension.

Provenance help-art-provenance

Unknown; in Soane's collection by the time of the creation of the Model Room in c.1834. Soane describes the showcase containing small items MR42-MR68 in the Model Room in his 1835 Description.


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