University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number: E14366
Current Location: Egypt (Mummies) Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Egypt
Period: New Kingdom
Date Made: c. 1180 BC
Early Date: -1230
Late Date: -1130
Credit Line:Gift of D. G. Kelekian, 1928


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.


[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 25View Objects cited in this Publication

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