An Ancient Egyptian turquoise faience amulet featuring the depiction of a seated figure, possibly the god Thoth in baboon form. The god, seated on a plinth, is portrait in profile, facing right with his forepaws rested on his knees. The amulet features a loop to the top for suspension and a smooth and unworked reverse. Thoth was an important deity in the Egyptian pantheon, responsible for knowledge, measurement, wisdom, and thought, and is also considered to have given the Egyptians their hieroglyphic writing.
Date: Circa 1550-1069 BC
Period: New Kingdom Period