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Amulet of Thoth as a baboon

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Blue chalcedony amulet of Thoth with a sun disc on his head.

Provenance

From Meroe: Beg. West, tomb W 716. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date unknown)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 664–542 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia(Sudan)

Dimensions

Height: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.349

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets