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Ptolemaic statue of a baboon, Louvre Museum

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Ptolemaic statue of a baboon probably Thoth or Thot, 330-30 BC, diorite, Villa Albani Rome Louvre Museum N 4128 or MR33. Height: 45.5 cm; Width: 25.5 cm.

Baboons were very popular in Egypt, and sometimes kept as pets. Many tomb scenes show the animal led on a leash, or playing with the children of the household. By the time of the Old Kingdom, the baboon was closely associated with the god of wisdom, science and measurement, Thoth. As Thoth's sacred animal, the baboon was often shown directing scribes in their task. As Thoth was a god of the moon, his baboons were often shown wearing the crescent moon on their head .

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Ptolemaic statue of a baboon probably Thoth or Thot, 330-30 BC, diorite, Villa Albani Rome Louvre Museum N 4128 or MR33. Height: 45.5 cm; Width: 25.5 cm. <br />
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Baboons were very popular in Egypt, and sometimes kept as pets. Many tomb scenes show the animal led on a leash, or playing with the children of the household. By the time of the Old Kingdom, the baboon was closely associated with the god of wisdom, science and measurement, Thoth. As Thoth's sacred animal, the baboon was often shown directing scribes in their task. As Thoth was a god of the moon, his baboons were often shown wearing the crescent moon on their head .<br />
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If you prefer to buy from our ALAMY PHOTO LIBRARY Collection visit : https://www.alamy.com/portfolio/paul-williams-funkystock/ancient-egyptian-art-artefacts.html . Type - Turin - into the LOWER SEARCH WITHIN GALLERY box. Refine search by adding background colour, subject etc<br />
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