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Group of a Monkey Driving a Chariot

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone, pigment
  • Place Excavated: Tell el-Amarna, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom, Amarna Period
    DIMENSIONS 3 3/8 x 1 1/8 x 3 15/16 in. (8.5 x 2.8 x 10 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Limestone group of a monkey driving a chariot. The piece is unfinished being roughly blocked out. The back and one side have been outlined in black paint or ink though much of this is now worn away. There were apparently going to be two lions(?) drawing the chariot. Condition: Surface considerably chipped and worn.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Group of a Monkey Driving a Chariot, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 3 3/8 x 1 1/8 x 3 15/16 in. (8.5 x 2.8 x 10 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 36.885. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.36.885_NegA_print_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.36.885_NegA_print_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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