Amulet of a baboon
Late Period, Dynasty 26
Findspot: Egypt, Giza
Height: 2.4 cm (15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Amulets of squatting baboons were associated with Thoth, the patron deity of scribes. Baboons were also associated with the sun and moon.
From Giza. May 1929: 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