Egyptian Faience Baboon Amulet


Egyptian Faience Baboon Amulet

An ancient Egyptian blue-green faience amulet of a squatting baboon.

Saite Period, 26th Dynasty,
Ca. 664-525 BC.
Height: 5/8 in. (2 cm).

The baboon was most associated with the god Thoth and the Moon.

cf.: C. Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, (Texas, 1994), p. 67, fig. 71a.

Formerly in a California private collection, acquired in the 1970's.

Inv#: 4718


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