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Greek terracotta monkey with baby, 520-500 BC

Greek terracotta monkey with baby, 520-500 BC


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1320380
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Bernhard I. Müller, PhD
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Zurich, Switzerland

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 $700.00 
Seated monkey holding a baby ape with both arms on the lap. The animal slightly bent forward with legs pulled up.
Found in Sicily. Similar examples are reported from the Black Sea region and Herbert A. Cahn presumes that this could be an import from there.
Terracotta
Greek, end of the 6th century BC
H. 7.9 cm (3.1 in)
Intact, fine condition. Sintered surface.
Provenance: Herbert A. Cahn, Münzen und Medaillen, Basel (Switzerland), lot no. 26 in: Antike Terrakotten, Sonderliste W, 1987.

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