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Amulet of a monkey

Blue glazed faience figure of a standing monkey with hands to mouth; suspension ring at back of neck.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, tomb Ku 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: assigned to the MFA by the division of finds with the Sudanese government. (Accession Date: April 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

24.590

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets