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Egyptian - Thoth-Baboon - Walters 481543 - Back

 
 
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The patron of scribes and deity of wisdom, Thoth was associated with the sun and the moon, traditionally the two "eyes" of the celestial-god Horus. The baboon, identified with Thoth, here holds a sacred Wedjat-eye, the so-called Eye of Horus, which symbolizes legitimate kingship, the structured universe, and life.
This carefully formed baboon holds the eye in front of his chest with his left hand below and the right above.

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Walters Art Museum
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