|Collection:||The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Keywords:||animal, religion, deity|
|Source:||Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926|
|Object web link:||http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/545213?sortBy=Relevance&when=1000+B.C.-A.D.+1&ft=body&offset=0&rpp=100&pos=95|
This Egyptian faience figure is from the Late Period, Dynasty 26-29. Thoth, the god of writing, accounting and all things intellectual, was associated with two animals: the ibis and the baboon. His images either show him represented by these animals or they combine a human body with an ibis head. Here, the god appears as a baboon.