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Amulet Representing a Baboon

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 664-525 B.C.E., or later
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26, or later
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 1 x 5/16 x 3/8 in. (2.5 x 0.9 x 1 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.1319E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Amulet Representing a Baboon, ca. 664-525 B.C.E., or later. Faience, 1 x 5/16 x 3/8 in. (2.5 x 0.9 x 1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1319E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1319E_37.1172E_GRPA_cropped_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE side, CUR.37.1319E_37.1172E_GRPA_cropped_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Green glazed faience amulet representing a baboon. The figure, which squats, is crowned with a sun-disk on the back of which is a loop for a cord. On the chest is an unintelligible inscription. The hands which protrude from the heavy coat of fur on the upper part of the body rest upon the knees. The base has rounded corners. Condition: Lower part of sun-disk only preserved; front left corner of base missing; pitting on rear of figure.
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