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Baboon (?)

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Description This crudely carved figure of a seated monkey, perhaps a baboon has traces of crossed lines on the base, and was probably used as a seal.
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance MacGregor Collection [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; MacGregor Sale, Sotheby, Wilkenson & Hodge, London, June 29, 1922, lot 708; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1923, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1923

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mid 4th millennium BCE (Predynastic)
monkey molar
(Ivory & Bone)
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H: 3/4 x W: 1/16 x D: 5/16 in. (1.95 x 0.1 x 0.75 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
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