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Monkey Shaped Game Piece
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Monkey Shaped Game Piece


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This monkey, seated, with its right paw supporting its head, left paw on the genitals, is carefully designed to look as through it had been carved from an astragal (knucklebone). The prototypes for such objects were undoubtedly made from real astragals. The shape and posture of the animal makes it likely that it was produced in Alexanderia.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
11/16/1982Treatmentcleaned; examined for condition
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1925, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Number] On old label: 54
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925

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Period
3rd-1st century BC (Greco-Roman)
Medium
bone
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.512
Measurements
H: 1 1/16 x W: 7/16 x D: 5/16 in. (2.75 x 1.13 x 0.87 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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