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Quartzite figure of baboon

Quartzite figure of baboon

Eighteenth Dynasty, about 1400 BC


The crouching baboon was a common manifestation of Thoth, the god of wisdom and writing. His main cult-centre was at Hermopolis Magna in Middle Egypt, where several colossal baboon-statues, also of quartzite, were erected by Amenophis III, whose names are incised on the pedestal of this small figure.


EA 38

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Taken on July 21, 2009