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Thoth Holding Wadjet

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Linen
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664-332 B.C.E.
    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)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.1819E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Thoth Holding Wadjet, 664-332 B.C.E. 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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    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.
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