Amulet of a baboon

Egyptian
New Kingdom (?)


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Semna, S 563, 2E

Dimensions

Overall: 4.1cm (1 5/8in.)

Accession Number

27.904a

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Steatite. Seated monkey, elbows on knees, hands to face. Back of head missing.

Provenance

From Semna, S563, 2E. March 15, 1924: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition