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Amulet of a monkey or a baboon

Faience, blue-green glaze. Figure in relief walking R. with stick in hand. Either a monkey or a baboon. Suspension ring missing.


From Giza, Street 7000 opposite Ave. A. Nov. 25, 1924: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1927: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, 760–332 B.C.


Giza, Egypt

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets