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Statuette of a Monkey

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Ancient Middle Eastern Art, The Hagop Kevorkian Gallery, 3rd Floor
This monkey sits with outstretched legs, looking over one shoulder. He holds a tiny lidded vessel in his left hand. His eyes are inlaid with small blue beads, and the fur on his body is indicated by incised lines.1
MEDIUM Limestone, faience(?) beads
  • Possible Place Collected: Susa, Iran
  • DATES first half of 3rd millennium B.C.E.
    DIMENSIONS 2 1/8 x 2 x 1 3/4 in. (5.4 x 5.1 x 4.4 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by Shelby White
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Statuette of a Monkey, first half of 3rd millennium B.C.E. Limestone, faience(?) beads, 2 1/8 x 2 x 1 3/4 in. (5.4 x 5.1 x 4.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Shelby White, 1991.3. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE front, 1991.3_front_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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