From: Egypt

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

Object Number E14366
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Egypt
Period New Kingdom
Date Made ca. 1180 BCE
Section Egyptian
Materials Basalt
Iconography Cynocephalos

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 Ramses III.

Credit Line Gift of D. G. Kelekian, 1928

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