<em>Monkey Seal Inscribed for King Apries</em>, 664–332 B.C.E. Lapis lazuli, 11/16 x 1/4 x 1/2 in. (1.8 x 0.6 x 1.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1203E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1203E_view4.jpg)

Monkey Seal Inscribed for King Apries

Medium: Lapis lazuli

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:664–332 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 11/16 x 1/4 x 1/2 in. (1.8 x 0.6 x 1.2 cm) mount: 7 1/2 × 1/2 × 1 3/4 in. (19.1 × 1.3 × 4.4 cm)


Museum Location: Asian Galleries, Arts of South Asia, 2nd floor

Accession Number: 37.1203E

Image: CUR.37.1203E_view4.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Small lapis lazuli seal or amulet in the form of an ape seated upon a flat base. There is an eyelet on the ape’s back. The ape’s tail curved around to the right on the top of the base. The base is straight-edged in front and rounded in the rear. On the bottom of the base is inscribed a cartouche containing the name of King Apries. Condition: Left knee, part of lower left leg and upper left leg, part of left forearm and hand missing; black incrustation on back of head.

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