Volume II Plate 81 - Ushabtis from the Tomb of Amenophis III ~ Pictured here are several royal ushabtis, (See Vol II, Plate 76), including the baboon head of Thoth a very powerful god. In addition to being the god of the moon, the god of wisdom, and the measurer of time, Thoth was scribe, moralist, messenger, and supreme magician. The ancient Egyptians credited him with inventing writing. He was the patron god of all arts, sciences, and intellectual pursuits. Ancient Egyptians believed that before the dead could enter the Afterworld, their hearts were weighed against a feather of truth to determine whether they had led good and honest lives. In his role as scribe, Thoth recorded the results of each judgment.
Framed 28 inches x 35 1/2inches ~ $2,500