Amulet of a baboon
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Debris W. of G 7130
Height: 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
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This very rudimentary limestone 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.
From Giza: Debris W. of G 7130. Nov. 4, 1924: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition