Figure of a baboon

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1
2960–2770 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Abydos, Temple M 69

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 9 x 2.4 x 6.5 cm (3 9/16 x 15/16 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1724

Medium or Technique

Faience

Out on Loan

On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2018

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Faience figure of a baboon with green glaze. It is seated. Much of the glaze is gone.

Provenance

From Abydos, temple M 69. 1903: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription