Amulet of a baboon
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6–10
Overall: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This amulet represents a baboon. Amulets of baboons were associated with Thoth, the patron deity of scribes. Baboons were also associated with the sun and moon.
From Mesheikh. Mes / 2106 / B. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition