Amulet of a baboon
Overall: 1.2 cm (1/2 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 Sheikh Farag. S.F.52. 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