An Egyptian Faience Baboon Amulet, Third Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, ca. 900 - 700 BCE
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Representing the god Thoth, of brilliant turquoise blue glaze, the god of writing and medicine portrayed single-sided and in right profile, the body well modeled, his cape-like mass of fur incised, his forepaws resting on his knees, the face with well-defined eyes, and upturned nostrils, the top of his head with moon and crescent headdress, the tail curled around his proper right leg, seated on an integral oval base, a double attachment loop at the top of the head.
Dimensions: Height: 3.4 cm (1.33 inches)
Condition: Intact, with slight glaze loss to the back, otherwise in excellent condition overall
Provenance: Ex. Harmakhis Gallery, Brussels. Said to be from an Old Belgium collection.