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Thoth Holding Wadjet

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664–332 B.C.E., or later
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26, or later
    PERIOD Late Period (probably)
    DIMENSIONS 17 5/16 x 8 3/4 in. (44 x 22.2 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION One drawing of the god Thoth, executed in carbon ink on linen. Between his hands he holds the wadjet. He strides to the right wearing a simple pleated kilt and stripped tripartite wig. This piece probably once formed part of a mummy shroud. Condition: Several losses are noticed. The most prominent is in the lower right hand corner. One hole through the body exists as well as a fairly large gap directly in front of Thoth and about waist high.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Thoth Holding Wadjet, 664–332 B.C.E., or later. Linen, 17 5/16 x 8 3/4 in. (44 x 22.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1819E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1819E_IMLS_PS5.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.1819E_IMLS_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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