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Amulet of a squatting baboon

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This blue 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

Provenance

By 1902: Mrs. S.D. Warren Collection; 1902: Given by the Estate of Mrs. S. D. Warren to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren

Egyptian,

Dimensions

Height: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

02.588

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets