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.
Formerly Carnarvon Collection, purchased in Cairo before 1923. Carnarvon Collection purchased by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.
Phillips, Dorothy W. 1942. Ancient Egyptian Animals, Picture Books (Metropolitan Museum of Art), New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, fig. 28.
Arnold, Dorothea 1995. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, new ser., vol. 52, no. 4 (Spring), New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 60, no. 83.