Baboon statue



Accession Number
BM61440
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Animals case
Object Type
Sculpture, Statue
Material
Wood
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Height: 52mm | Width: 26mm | Depth: 43mm
Number of Elements
1
Animal
Monkey/baboon

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Description

A wooden amuletic figure of a squatting baboon, with a suspension ring at the back. It is on long-term loan from the British Museum who acquired it in 1838 from Harry Osborn Cureton.

Bibliography

Andrews, Carol 1994. Amulets of ancient Egypt. London: The British Museum Press. Goodridge, Wendy R. & Stuart J. Williams 2005. Offerings from The British Museum. Swansea: The Egypt Centre. [p. 15]