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Ancient Egyptian Demon Advent Calendar, Day 8: Baboon with wadget eye

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Day 8 of the Ancient Egyptian Demon Advent Calendar is a seated baboon holding the a wadget eye. Wadget eyes are symbols of protection and there are plenty of examples of wadget eye amulets that were used and worn by the ancient Egyptians.

Seated baboon on ivory wand, accession number EA38192, British Museum (on loan to the Egypt Centre Swansea). Photo by Zuzanna Bennett.

Seated baboon on ivory wand, accession number EA38192, British Museum (on loan to the Egypt Centre Swansea). Photo by Zuzanna Bennett.

This baboon is depicted on an ivory wand (accession number EA38192). This wand is currently on display in the Egypt Centre in Swansea and is on loan from the British Museum. Click here for more information from the British Museum online catalogue or click here to go to the Egypt Centre website.

Ivory wand, accession number EA38192, British Museum (on loan to the Egypt Centre Swansea). Photo by Zuzanna Bennett.

Ivory wand, accession number EA38192, British Museum (on loan to the Egypt Centre Swansea). Photo by Zuzanna Bennett.

 

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