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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1983.174
Title
Two Monkeys
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture, statuette
Date
c. 3000 BCE-c. 2000 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Susa (Iran)
Period
Bronze Age
Culture
Elamite
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/288867
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Grey marble
Technique
Carved
Dimensions
Height: 7.6 cm (3 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mrs. Eric Schroeder
Accession Year
1983
Object Number
1983.174
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Elamite statuette, made of grey-green marble, in the form of two monkeys, from Iran, perhaps the site of Susa, in the late 4th millennium B.C. One monkey is riding on the back of the other, gripping his sides. The monkey being ridden has his right leg forward and holds his arms on either side of his face. Eyes, eyebrows, nose and mouth are incised on the faces of both figures.

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