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Inlay in Form of Striding Baboon

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES 525-30 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 27, or later
    PERIOD Persian Period or Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 1 5/8 x 7/8 x 3/16 in. (4.2 x 2.3 x 0.5 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Opaque blue-green glass inlay, representing, in relief, a baboon standing on his hind legs with his arms raised up before him in a gesture of adoration. The details are given by incised lines. Condition: Worn; cracked in snout and hands.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Inlay in Form of Striding Baboon, 525-30 B.C.E. Faience, 1 5/8 x 7/8 x 3/16 in. (4.2 x 2.3 x 0.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1282E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1282E_37.1123E_GRPA_cropped.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.1282E_37.1123E_GRPA_cropped.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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