Statue of a baboon



Accession Number
W1023
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Animals case
Object Type
Sculpture, Statue
Period
New Kingdom
Material
Stone/minerals
Measurements
Height: 130mm | Width: 73mm | Depth: 107mm
Number of Elements
1
Animal
Monkey/baboon

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Description

This stone statue of a baboon, is in an unfinished condition, or is possibly a fake. If genuine, it dates to the New Kingdom or later. Baboons were kept as pets, but were also sacred to the god Thoth.

Bibliography

Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 85]