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Statue

Object Number:
E14366
Current Location:
Provenience:
Egypt
Period:
New Kingdom
Date Made:
c. 1180 BC
Early Date:
-1230
Late Date:
-1130
Section:
Egyptian
Materials:
Basalt
Iconography:
Cynocephalos
Description:
Statue of a cynocephalos. The baboon was the sacred animal of Thoth, the Moon god and the god of wisdom. The statue’s hands were originally raised in adoration of the sun. The pectoral around the animal’s neck is inscribed with the name of Ramses III. Probably from the Reign of Ramesses III.
Credit Line:
Gift of D. G. Kelekian

Bibliography:

[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 25
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