<em>Figure of a Cynocephalus Ape</em>, ca. 1539-1075 B.C.E. Steatite, 4 x 2 1/16 x 2 1/16 in. (10.2 x 5.2 x 5.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.325E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.325E_37.324E_GRPA_print_cropped_bw.jpg)

Figure of a Cynocephalus Ape

Medium: Steatite

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1539-1075 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 4 x 2 1/16 x 2 1/16 in. (10.2 x 5.2 x 5.3 cm)


Accession Number: 37.325E

Image: CUR.37.325E_37.324E_GRPA_print_cropped_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Greenish-blue glazed talc or steatite (probably the latter) figure of a seated cynocephalus. The ape sits upon a base decorated with a cavetto cornice. The base is curved in the rear. The ape’s heavy mane is decorated with a crudely incised lozenge pattern. There is a hole for the insertion of some object- perhaps a sun-disk in the top of the head. On the ape’s back are two holes in the shape of dovetail clamps. Condition: Snout broken away; mane chipped; large chips in base; other smaller chips.

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