Description The small statuette represents a seated female monkey with one of its young on its lap. Its left hand rests on the left upright leg, and with its right hand it eats a fruit. Monkeys were popular in Egypt and were depicted in tomb paintings as companions of the people in the fields, as well as musicians and dancers.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1909, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1909
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