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Amulet of a baboon

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This cream-colored faience amulet represents a baboon. Amulets of squatting baboons were associated with Thoth, the patron deity of scribes. Baboons were also associated with the sun and moon

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren

Egyptian,

Dimensions

Height: 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

02.585

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets