Egyptian Faience Baboon Amulet
An ancient Egyptian blue-green faience amulet of a squatting baboon.
Saite Period, 26th Dynasty,
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.