Seated baboon

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 4.2 x 5.2 x 4.3 cm (1 5/8 x 2 1/16 x 1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.2592

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Faience baboon, missing feet, lower legs and base. Hole in top of head, traces of bright green glaze; Upper left corner of head broken off, dual pattern on back and under the head.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection,Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way