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Amulet of a monkey or a baboon

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street 7000 opposite Ave. A

Dimensions

Height: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.1065

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience, blue-green glaze. Figure in relief walking R. with stick in hand. Either a monkey or a baboon. Suspension ring missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Street 7000 opposite Ave. A. Nov. 25, 1924: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1927: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition