Figurine of an ape (?) riding on a donkey

Greek
Archaic Period
6th century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Boiotia

Dimensions

Height: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.49

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Archaic Greece Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Ape (?) with half-monkey/half human head) riding on donkey. Right hand raised. Hand broken and repaired. Left forearm missing. Tail of donkey missing.

Provenance

By date unknown: said to be Lord Carmichael Collection; by 1948: with Spink & Son (Canada) Ltd., Trafalgar Buildings, Eglington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; purchased by MFA from Spink & Son (Canada) Ltd., February 10, 1949, for $ 225.00

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund