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Statuette of an Ape

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Bronze
  • Place Made: Africa
  • DYNASTY XXVI Dynasty or later
    PERIOD Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 4 7/16 x 1 5/16 in. (11.3 x 3.3 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 16.384
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Statuette of an Ape. Bronze, 4 7/16 x 1 5/16 in. (11.3 x 3.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.384. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.384_NegB_print_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.16.384_NegB_print_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Cynocephalous ape seated on a palm capital. Disk and horns on its head. Details of body incised. Surface corroded; much of capital lost. Bronze statuette of a cynocephalus ape seated on a palm capital. Horns and disk on head. Details of body incised. Conventional type, no inscription. It was necessary to reduce the corrosion down to the copper base and surface is now dark brown, but is totally free of disease. Front portion of capital missing. Base is incomplete. Possibly the object was a staff terminal. Condition: Object was badly diseased and heavily corroded. Results satisfactory.
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     <em>Statuette of an Ape</em>. Bronze, 4 7/16 x 1 5/16 in. (11.3 x 3.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.384. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.384_NegB_print_bw.jpg)