Ibis with maat feather

Late Period–Ptolemaic Period

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 134

This small amulet of a crouching ibis with a maat feather beneath his beak may serve as a funerary amulet: Thoth was the recorder at the Weighing of the Heart in the Afterworld when the heart of the deceased was balanced against the feather of Maat.

Ibis with maat feather, Faience

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