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Amulet Representing an Ape

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 664-525 B.C.E., or later
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26, or later
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 1 5/8 x 1/2 x 11/16 in. (4.1 x 1.3 x 1.8 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.1174E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Amulet Representing an Ape, ca. 664-525 B.C.E., or later. Faience, 1 5/8 x 1/2 x 11/16 in. (4.1 x 1.3 x 1.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1174E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1174E_37.1172E_GRPA_cropped_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE side, CUR.37.1174E_37.1172E_GRPA_cropped_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Light green glazed faience amulet representing an ape upon a rectangular base. The ape is erect, striding, with its arms following the motions of its torso and legs and its tail hanging down in back. The fur on the upper part of its body is indicated by short vertical incised lines. There is a vertical loop on the ape’s back at shoulder level. Condition: Right side of base chipped; incrustations in hollows of arms, legs, and incised lines.
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