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.
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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