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Accession_Number E.62.4
adlib_title Egyptian
Shape
Shape_description
Material Limestone
Fabric Egyptian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration A small limestone tablet with the image of a monkey holding its young. It is square in shape although this appears to because the adult monkey's head has been removed. There is a hole in the centre at the top of the artefact presumably so it could be hung up. The adult monkey is bending it's knees to reduce its height which also gives the idea of closeness between the two creatures. The underside of the artefact has the same image only in reverse and with less detail. There is red pigment remaining on both sides around the feet particularly.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact not complete (the head is missing). The detail is becoming less desinite and the underside has become dirty with what appears to be watermarks. There are small amounts of black deposit sparcely placed around the artefact.
Technique/Style
Provenance Unknown
Period New Kingdom: 18 dynasty
Date 1539-1295
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2002.98.0241.jpg
2002.98.0241.jpg
View of Egyptian Limestone tablet showing monkey and its young from above.
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Beazley_DB
Height 6.2 at longest
Diameters 4.9 at widest
Handle_height
Other_dims. Depth: 1.7 at deepest.
Location Household
Edited_by Leigh; Kinsey
Date_edited 10.09.02; 06.01.2006
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