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Baboon coffin

Egyptian
Late Period
664–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 27.5 cm (10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

05.96

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coffins and sarcophagi

Coffin in the shape of a squatting baboon with its paws on its knees. Portions of linen and painted gesso remain. The head was painted blue, the face gilded and the fur was green with black details. A red and gold broad collar originally decorated the breast. A rectangular slot was carved into the back to allow for the insertion of a mummy.

Provenance

By 1905: Theodore M. Davis colllection; 1905: given to the MFA by Theodore M. Davis.

Credit Line

Gift of Theodore M. Davis