The Lead Thoth: Plumb-bob or Votive Object?

By
Kelly Standart
Kelly Standart ('13) is an undergraduate studying Anthropology at Johns Hopkins. Her primary academic interest is the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt.

Lead alloy image of Thoth, ECM 2041, Eton College Myers Collection

The Lead Thoth: Plumb-bob or Votive Object?

This brief talk will explore how the dog-faced baboon representation of the Egyptian god Thoth may have been used in antiquity. Was it lovingly carried by a scribe as a symbol of his patron god or used as a tool in order to measure balance? This paper will discuss the reasons this object could fit into either or neither of these categories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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