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Amulet of a baboon

This amulet represents a baboon. Amulets of baboons were associated with Thoth, the patron deity of scribes. Baboons were also associated with the sun and moon. This amulet belongs with the beads numbered 13.3542.

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag. S. F.7. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom,

Accession Number

13.3685

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets