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Figurine of a squatting ape (?)

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Squatting figure on a black and red base. Traces of paint on figure: yellow body with black and black wig. Head and knees broken off. Possibly an ape.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 19, pit B. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, early Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-664

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture