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Thoth and Mentuherkhepeshef (scene 2).

A god who took the form of a baboon or ibis and was a patron of writing, knowledge, and creation. By the end of the Old Kingdom he was usually shown as an ibis-headed man figure holding a scribal palette and pen. Thoth had cult centers at Khmun, Dakhla Oasis, and Tell Baqliya.