Amulet of a baboon

Egyptian


Dimensions

Height: 2.6 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

02.587

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This pale green 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