AN EGYPTIAN SERPENTINE FIGURE OF A BABOON, 26TH/30TH DYNASTY, 664-342 B.C.
sacred to the moon god Thoth, seated with his forepaws resting on the knees, the details of his cape-like mass of fur and wide radiating ruff incised, a hole on top of the head for attachment of the now missing headdress.
Height 10 cm.
European private collection, 1st half of the 20th Century (based on wood base and old label with cut corners and dealer inventory numbers)
French private collection, Île-de-France
Drouot, Paris, Crait-Muller, commissaires-priseurs, July 13th, 2017, no. 298