Male Baboon from Abydos

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 07 September 2019
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This calcite-alabaster almost life-size statue depicts a male baboon squatting on a base. The front part of the base was inscribed with hieroglyphic signs but they no longer discernible. However, a partially surviving Serekh sign mentions the name of Mar[-mer]. A Serekh is similar to a later cartouche; it contains a royal name. Early Dynastic Period of Egypt, 1st Dynasty, c. 3000 BCE. Probably from Abydos, Egypt. It is on display at the Neues Museum in Berlin, Germany.

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, September 07). Male Baboon from Abydos. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11169/male-baboon-from-abydos/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Male Baboon from Abydos." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 07 Sep 2019. Web. 14 Jun 2021.