Thoth, God of Writing and Knowledge, as a Baboon

Thoth, God of Writing and Knowledge, as a Baboon

Thoth, god of wisdom, learning, science, and medicine, was also a patron of art and scribes who recorded the judgment on the dead in the underworld. Often the god is depicted with the head of …

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 …

Statue of Thoth as an Ibis

This statue represents the god Thoth in the form of a sitting ibis. The artist’s careful choice of materials, the bronze of the head and the white limestone of the body, give the statue the …

The Weighing of the Heart Ceremony

The Two Maat in the Judgment Hall weigh the heart of the deceased against a statue of Maat. Maat was the symbol of the cosmic order and it was believed that there were two of …