Thoth, ancient Egyptian god of knowledge, and guardian of the moon. Thoth is believed to be the original author of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, the first inventor or writing, magic, and all the Hermetic arts.In this picture Thoth is seated on his moon boat with the moon represented as the left eye of Horus being held by Thoth in the form a baboon.The boat flows with a driftnet atop the glyph for the word heavens, the stern of the boat has many notches that stand for the counting of time.
The Morgan Library & Museum Belle da Costa Greene advised Pierpont Morgan, and later his son, Junius, on the acquisition of one of the world's finest collections of books and illuminated manuscripts. Shown here is a depiction of the Miracle of Seven Sorrows, which is in a Belgium illuminated manuscript from ca. 1515. In honor of Belle's involvement in acquiring the manuscript, it is now known as the Da Costa Hours. You can browse the full manuscript online: http://corsair.themorgan.or