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EA1613

A large Egyptian glazed baboon amulet, 21st Dynasty, ca.1069-945 B.C.

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 modelled, 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, an attachment loop at the top of the head.

Dimensions:  Amulet Length: 2 1/8 in (5.4 cm)

Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall, a very nice example.

Provenance: Norma Goldman (1922-2011), classics professor at Wayne State University in Detroit who made many trips to Europe and the Middle East assembling her collection during the 1960's.

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