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Monkey mother and child

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Plastic aryballos. There are openings in the heads of both figures. Both bodies are decorated with dots, while the heads are painted solidly. Paint on the heads is much worn. Left leg of child is missing. Mother's head has been broken off and reglued. Corinthian or possibly Italo-Corinthian.

Provenance

By 1976: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York, N.Y. 10021; purchased by MFA from Mathias Komor, November 18, 1976

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

Greek, about 550 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.746

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels