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Vessel fragment in the shape of a monkey's head

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Fragment of bowl rim in the form of a monkey's head.


By 1975: collection of Prof. William Kelly Simpson; 1975: lent to the MFA; 1995: given to the MFA by Prof. Simpson. (Accession date: May 24, 1995)

Credit Line

Gift of William Kelly Simpson in memory of Dows Dunham

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, 2400–2250 B.C.


Overall: 3 x 2.3 x 2.2 cm (1 3/16 x 7/8 x 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World