Statuette of the god Thoth as an Ibis bird

Statuette of the god Thoth as an Ibis bird
Statuette of the god Thoth as an Ibis bird

Thoth, as the embodiment of wisdom, and the art of writing, was the patron of scribes. The ibis is next to the baboon the sacred animal of the god Thoth. 

The body of this statuette is made of wood, which was covered with fine stucco. The head with the atef crown, the neck, the tail feathers and the legs are made of silver. The eyes are in stucco with black glass. Late Period, 26th Dynasty, 664-525 BC. Now in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. INV 10073

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