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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1920.44.285
Title
Handle of Instrument with Monkey Statuette
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture, statuette
Date
Unidentified century
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Egypt (Ancient)
Period
Modern
Culture
Unidentified culture
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/304060
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Technique
Cast
Dimensions
9.2 x 2.3 cm (3 5/8 x 7/8 in.)
Provenance
Miss Elizabeth Gaskell Norton, Boston, MA and Miss Margaret Norton, Cambridge, MA (by 1920), gift; to the Fogg Museum, 1920.

Note: The Misses Norton were daughters of Charles Elliot Norton (1827-1908).
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of the Misses Norton
Accession Year
1920
Object Number
1920.44.285
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Statuette of a monkey (or, less likely, a baboon) mounted on a small handle for some sort of implement, perhaps a blade or cosmetic applicator. The monkey stands with knees bent. His left arm is against his body, holding the strap of a bag on his back. In his right arm, which hangs by his side, he holds a situla or bucket. The base of the handle curves upwards in two volutes.

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