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Squatting Baboon

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Description In this tiny baboon made of faience, the characteristic features of the standard Egyptian representation are exaggerated. He is seated, hands drawn up on knees, and nearly enveloped by a solid mass of hair. The hair is perforated behind the ears.
Date Description Narrative
6/01/1983Examinationexamined for loan
6/14/1983Examinationexamined for loan
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Objects of Adornment: Five Thousand Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota. 1984-1987.
  • Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery and the Zucker Family Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1987.
  • Faience: The Colors of the Heavens. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2003-2004.
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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664-332 BC (Late Period)
Egyptian faience with green glaze
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H: 3/8 x W: 3/16 x D: 3/16 in. (0.91 x 0.46 x 0.48 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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