About this object

Faience figure of a squatting baboon representing Hedjwer, 'the Great White One'. Well-formed face, including details of the eyes and brow-ridges. The mouth is indicated by an incised line. All the legs are delineated, the forepaws resting on the lower part of the bent hind legs. Most of the blue-green glaze has now decayed to leave an off-white surface colour.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Early Dynastic
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Hierakonpolis
  • Date made
    3000 BC - 2686 BC (Dynasty 1 BC - 2) about
  • Materials
    Egyptian Faience
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased at Sotherby and Co. Auction House
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Hierakonpolis
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    58 mm x 29 mm x 40 mm
  • Related people
    City of Liverpool Museum ( Previous owner)

Explore related


  • Catalogue of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern Antiquities, Monday, 22nd February, 1965

    Sotheby and Co

    Author: Sotheby and Co
    Publisher: Sotheby and Co
    Date: 1965-02-22
    Description: Catalogue of sale items sold at Sotheby's 22 February 1965.

  • Gifts of The Nile: Ancient Egyptian Arts and Crafts in Liverpool Museum

    Bienkowski, Piotr; Tooley, Angela

    Author: Bienkowski, Piotr; Tooley, Angela
    Publisher: Her Majesty's Stationery Office
    Date: 1995
    Description: A 130 page illustrated book that focuses on the Egyptian antiquities in World Museum's collections to provide a colourful introduction to the land and its culture in the Pharaonic period. An appendix explains the history of the collection and includes information about the Lady Lever Art Gallery Egyptian collection, which is also part of National Museums Liverpool.


  • Sotheby's Auction House Sale 22 February 1965

    Start date: 1965-02-22
    End date: 1965-02-22
    Description: Sotheby's Sale


Previous owners

  • City of Liverpool Museum

    Owned from: 1965-02-22
    How acquired: Auctioneer
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Sold
Object view = Humanities
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