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Figurine of a squatting ape

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Figurine of a squatting ape, head, and and feet missing, trace of red and black paint preserved.

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 x width x depth: 7.3 x 2.6 x 3.6 cm (2 7/8 x 1 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-799

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture