Amulet of a baboon

Egyptian


Dimensions

Height: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

94.266

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This bright blue faience amulet represents a standing baboon. Amulets of baboons were associated with Thoth, the patron deity of scribes. Baboons were also associated with the sun and moon.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren