An Egyptian bichrome glazed composition amulet of an Ibis of Thoth Late Dynastic Period, circa 664-332 B.C. Depicted squatting, in turquoise glaze, with long curving beak and suspension loop behind the head, the eyes and tail in darker turquoise glaze, 1 5/8in (4.2cm) long
This blue-green faience statuette of the god Thoth walking as an Ibis-headed male figure is a remarkable example of the elegance and balance of proportions that makes Dynasty 18 one of the pinnacles of classical art. Egypt, New Kingdom, 1570 BC–1314 BC. Egypt, Upper Egypt, Karnak.