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Statuette of monkey

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Seated sculpture of a monkey that holds a small monkey with its right paw. It is dull brown in color. The surface is defaced. The sculpture is of rude work. The sculpture is seated on a base.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian,

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 7.3 x 2.2 x 4.4 cm (2 7/8 x 7/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.713

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture