Amulet of a squatting baboon

Egyptian


Dimensions

Height: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

02.588

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This blue 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

Provenance

By 1902: Mrs. S.D. Warren Collection; 1902: Given by the Estate of Mrs. S. D. Warren to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren