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Squatting Baboon
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Squatting Baboon


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Description This squatting figure of a baboon has a loop on the back and was used as an amulet-pendant. Baboons could be representations of the god of wisdom Thoth but they appear also as animals greeting the sun god in the morning and the evening. This pendant has no moon disk and crescent on his head and what would be typical for Thoth- Baboon. Therefore, it may represent one of the solar baboons.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
7/23/1959Treatmentcleaned
8/03/1998Examinationexamined for condition
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
332-30 BC (Greco-Roman)
Medium
Egyptian faience with light blue glaze
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.1545
Measurements
H: 15/16 x W: 7/16 x D: 1/4 in. (2.34 x 1.16 x 0.7 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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