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Amulet of a baboon

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom


Dimensions

Overall: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.3763

Medium or Technique

Amazonite

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

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

Provenance

From Sheikh Farag. S.F.52. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition