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Statuette of a baboon

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Originally light green glaze. Much worn.

Provenance

From Abydos. 1903: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1, 2960–2770 B.C.

Object Place for Label

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Abydos, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 18 cm (7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1788

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture