12 December 2002
AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE BABOON
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty XI-XII, 2040-1783 B.C.
Of turquoise-blue to green glaze, the details in black, depicted squatting on its haunches with its paws resting on its knees
3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm) high
Marquis de Riviére, Ambassador of France, circa 1820s
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For a similar example see no. 106b in Bourriau, Pharaohs and Mortals, Egyptian Art in the Middle Kingdom.
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