| Pet Baboon |
|Location||Egyptian National Museum of Antiquities in Cairo.|
It accompanied queen Maatkare Mutemhet in her coffin. It had been suggested that the mummy was that of a child. It was eventually shown however that the mummy belonged to her pet baboon when the mummy bundle was x-rayed.
Initially it was mistakenly believed that the name "Mutemhet," which appeared on Maatkare's coffin, designated a child. Later, it was discovered that the name "Mutemhet" was a name of Maatkare herself.
X-rays confirmed that the mummy was a female hamadryas baboon which were considered sacred manifestations of Thoth, god of wisdom and patron of scribes.