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EGYPTIAN THOTH Amulet Blue Faience IBIS Head Male Figure Ex Dr Devries 600 BC

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Seller: zeus_gallery (3,412) 100%, Location: Beverly Hills, California, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381865824031 Click picture to enlarge image size. Ancient Egyptian Faience Amulet A N C I E N T E G Y P T Late Dynastic Period. Ca. 663-332 BC. . Blue Glazed Faience Amulet of Thoth We are pleased to offer this fine quality Thoth amulet with a distinguished provenance. Thoth is depicted striding with left leg extended forward; hands by his side and standing on an integral rectangular plinth. Back pillar. Pierced at top through side of back pillar for suspension. INTACT~EXCELLENT STATE OF PRESERVATION. Thoth was the god of wisdom, writing, the moon, magic, ritual, medicine, and the god of the dead. He guided and illuminated the way for the dead in the underworld, and protected the living in the world above. In the myth of Osiris, Thoth protects Isis during her pregnancy; he then goes on to heal her son’s (Horus) eye that had been wounded by Seth, the adversary of Osiris. In the legend Thoth uses intellect and magic to aid Horus in defeating Seth. Thoth also was in charge of weighing the hearts of the deceased at their judgment. After he weighed their hearts Thoth would report back to Osiris with his decision and what kind of afterlife the person deserved. The Greeks identified Thoth as Hermes, who was the messenger god. They said he was “Thoth, the thrice great." 1in (25mm) tall. Ex Dr. Carl Devries Collection. Dr. Devries (1921-2010) attended Wheaton College in Illinois, earning his B.A. in 1942, M.A. in 1944 and B.D. in 1947. He served as an instructor in Biblical archaeology at Wheaton from 1945 until 1952, before leaving to pursue his Ph.D. in archaeology from the University of Chicago, which he attained in 1960. As a member of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Devries excavated in Egypt from the early 1950s until his retirement from the university in 1975, and was part of the Nubian Expedition from 1963 to 1964. He served as a substitute pastor in the Chicago area following his retirement from archaeology. Devries acquired the bulk of his collection during the period he was employed in Egypt, and the vast majority of his pieces were purchased from Sayed Molattam, a noted antiquities dealer based in Luxor, where Devrie’s work with the Oriental Institute was based. Thoth was the god of wisdom, writing, the moon, magic, ritual, medicine, and the god of the dead. He guided and illuminated the way for the dead in the underworld, and protected the living in the world above. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GUARANTEED TO BE AUTHENTIC. OUR GUARANTEE: All illustrations are of the actual item offered. The authenticity of all pieces is fully guaranteed. Any item ever shown otherwise may be returned unaltered for full refund less shipping. If any item purchased is not to your satisfaction you may return it unaltered within 30 days of purchase for a full refund less shipping. We also guarantee absolute discretion and confidentiality in all transactions. Comes complete with our Gallery Certificate of Authenticity. © Copyright 2016 ZEUS GALLERY eBay ID zeus_gallery. Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click Here. Double your traffic. Get Vendio Gallery - Now FREE! Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Material: Faience, Provenance: Ownership History Available, Original or Reproduction: Original Genuine Ancient, Culture: Ancient Egyptian, Type: Faience Amulet

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