Cynocephalus Amulet

Red jasper | 0.9 x 0.5 x 0.6in | c. 1295-1070 B.C.

Unknown Artist

The god Thoth was associated with two animals: the ibis and the baboon. Here, he is shown as a baboon squatting with its hands on its knees and wearing a crescent and a full moon on its head. As an amulet, it could have been worn, carried, or offered...
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