Reproduction of a detail from a 20th Dynasty hieratic papyrus found in a tomb near Medinet Habu.


Thoth, the god of wisdom and writing, is shown in his baboon form holding an Eye of Horus symbol. This refers to an ancient myth describing a battle between Horus and Set in which Horus´ right eye was torn out. Thoth magically restored Horus' eye, at which point it was given the name “Wadjet” meaning “whole”.

Thoth Holding the Eye Of Horus