This statue represents the God Thoth in the form of an ibis, a bird with long legs, a long curved bill and red eyes.
Maat, who was the goddess of justice and who had been associated with him since the time of the Middle Kingdom, is shown squatting in front of him on a high chair. The goddess wears a long, tripartite wig and rests her arm on her thigh. A hole was cut on her head in which to place the ostrich feather that was her symbol.
Two small figures on two special thin bases flank Maat's chair.
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