Seated ape

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26
664–525 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

03.1611

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Seated faience ape with light green glaze. There is red discoloration. It is finely modeled. There is a hole bored on top of the head. The feet, lower legs and base are missing. The details are incised.

Provenance

Said to be from Karnak. 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe for £1. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund