Oil flask (alabastron) in the form of a sitting ape
1st to 2nd century A.D.
Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis
10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The mold-made vase in the form of a sitting ape was originally covered with red slip. The ape wears a cord around his neck from which hang two medallions and an amulet. There are two pierced holes for suspension in the rim on top of his head.
From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).
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