Ibis of the god Thot
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Ibis of the god Thot

Unknown provenance
712-332 BC
Bronze gilded statuette
Height 15,5 cm, total length 26,5 cm
cat. 37295

The Ibis, quite a common bird in the Valley of the Nile, was the sacred animal with which the god Thot was identified. Thot weighs the heart of the dead in front of the divine tribunal of the afterworld. This beautiful bronze gilded statuette has been restored in 2002 thanks to the financial support of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums, in particular thanks to the generosity of Mr. Thomas F. Carney family, Florida Chapter.