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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1960.290
Title
Oil flask (aryballos) in the form of a seated monkey
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
c. 560 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Corinth (Corinthia)
Period
Archaic period
Culture
Etruscan
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/291193
Location
Level 3, Room 3740, Ancient Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Art, Ancient Egypt: Art for Eternity
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Technique
Handmade
Dimensions
9.5 x 5.1 cm (3 3/4 x 2 in.)
Provenance
David M. Robinson, Oxford, Mississippi (by 1934-1960) bequest; to Fogg Museum of Art.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of David M. Robinson
Accession Year
1960
Object Number
1960.290
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Etrusco-Corinthian aryballos in the form of a seated monkey, with the left paw raised to the mouth and the right on the knee. Head, paws, knees and feet are painted brown; the body has brown spots on the buff terracotta ground.
Commentary
Comparable vessels have been attributed to the late Etrusco-Corinthian workshop group "Gruppo a Maschera Humana," active in the 2nd quarter of the 6th century BCE. See János György Szilágyi, Ceramica etrusco-corinzia figurata, Parte II, 590/580-550 a.C. (Florence, 1998) 577-596.
Exhibition History

The David Moore Robinson Bequest of Classical Art and Antiquities: A Special Exhibition, Fogg Art Museum, 05/01/1961 - 09/20/1961

32Q: 3740 Egyptian, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/01/2022 - 06/01/2023

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