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Monkey eating fruit

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This wooden figure represents a monkey with legs bent and hands holding a fruit to his mouth. The feet are missing as well as the proper right leg below the thigh and the proper right side of the face. A vertical crack runs through the chest and another through the face. There is a deep crack...

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By 1970, with Matthias Komor; 1970, purchased by William Kelly Simpson; 1997, given the to the MFA by William Kelly Simpson. (Accession date : May 21, 1997.)

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Gift of William Kelly Simpson

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C.


height x width x diameter: 14.6 x 2.9 x 4.3 cm (5 3/4 x 1 1/8 x 1 11/16 in.)

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The Ancient World