Monkey eating fruit

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.


Dimensions

height x width x diameter: 14.6 x 2.9 x 4.3 cm (5 3/4 x 1 1/8 x 1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1997.78

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This wooden figure represents a monkey with legs bent and hands holding a fruit to his mouth. The feet are missing as well as the proper right leg below the thigh and the proper right side of the face. A vertical crack runs through the chest and another through the face. There is a deep crack on the right side of head. The right arm is broken and glued from the elbow to the hand, and the hand has separated from the fruit. The surface is covered with scratches and dark stain.

Provenance

By 1970, with Matthias Komor; 1970, purchased by William Kelly Simpson; 1997, given the to the MFA by William Kelly Simpson.
(Accession date : May 21, 1997.)

Credit Line

Gift of William Kelly Simpson