Clepsydra or water clock with squatting babooon

Late Period

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 134

This piece is considered to be a model of a water clock. Water within could drain from a hole between the baboons legs over a measured time. This object was likely a temple offering to the god Thoth in his role as overseer of knowledge and measurement.

Clepsydra or water clock with squatting babooon, Faience

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