Egyptian Bone Baboon Amulet

GBP 400.00

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Object Description

An Ancient Egyptian bone amulet in the form of a baboon. The baboon is depicted seated on a plinth with arms raised to beneath the chin. The details are intricately rendered, with incisions detailing the facial features, musculature and claws. Texture is added through cross-hatching on the body and short vertical incisions indicating the mane. The reverse of the amulet is flat and unadorned. The amulet features a chip in the back of the head, a small crack around the back of the neck and some scratches consistent with age.

Date: Circa 1550-664 BC
Period: New Kingdom – Third Intermediate Period

Object History

Ex. Early 20th Century collection, UK

Object Condition

Fine condition, repair across the neck and joining of the hands to chin. Small chip on the back of the head.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:1.2 x H:2.4 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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