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Amulet of a baboon

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Upper fragment of amulet: seated ape holding a plaque in front, ring at back of neck for suspension, blue glaze, soft pale drab paste.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7000 temple of Isis, surface debris W of 7140, S of rm M. 1926 : excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 1.5 x 2.5 x 1.8 cm (9/16 x 1 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

26-1-280

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets