Statuette of an Ape
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Dynasty 26, or later
Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
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
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.
This item is not on view
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)
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