Monkey Seal Inscribed for King Apries
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Dynasty 26, or later
11/16 x 1/4 x 1/2 in. (1.8 x 0.6 x 1.2 cm)
mount: 7 1/2 × 1/2 × 1 3/4 in. (19.1 × 1.3 × 4.4 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Monkey Seal Inscribed for King Apries, 664-332 B.C.E. Lapis lazuli, 11/16 x 1/4 x 1/2 in. (1.8 x 0.6 x 1.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1203E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1203E_05.370_GRPA_cropped_bw.jpg)
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Small lapis lazuli seal or amulet in the form of an ape seated upon a flat base. There is an eyelet on the ape’s back. The ape’s tail curved around to the right on the top of the base. The base is straight-edged in front and rounded in the rear. On the bottom of the base is inscribed a cartouche containing the name of King Apries.
Condition: Left knee, part of lower left leg and upper left leg, part of left forearm and hand missing; black incrustation on back of head.
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