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Seated monkey holding a jar between his legs

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Seated monkey holding a decorated container between his hands and legs. The container is incised with lotus flowers. On the bottom there is a male figure incised kneeling with arms behind him. Part of jar and part of base are missing. Made of ivory.


By 1902: Mrs. S.D. Warren Collection; 1902: Given by the Estate of Mrs. S.D. Warren to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren

Egyptian, New Kingdom (?), 1550–1070 B.C.


Height x width x depth: 5.4 x 3.8 x 2 cm (2 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 13/16 in.)

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The Ancient World