An ancient Egyptian blue faience amulet of a
Depicted squatting on his haunches, the tail
curving forward around his right side, his fur
stippled and voluminous, his animated face
circular eyes and an elongated snout, on an
integral plinth, a suspension loop at the back.
Baboons were mostly associated with the
Thoth and the Moon.
Faience was a favored material for Egyptian
amulets, which were magically protective
worn or carried on the body. Amulets were
or wound into mummy wrappings to protect
deceased from otherworldly perils.