Egypt (Mummies) Gallery
c. 1180 BC
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.
Gift of D. G. Kelekian
[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum.
: Page/Fig./Plate: 25
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