Proto-Elamite Statuette Of A Monkey
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1986.601
Title
Proto-Elamite Statuette of a Monkey
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture, statuette
Date
c. 3000 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Susa (Iran)
Period
Bronze Age
Culture
Iranian
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gypsum
Technique
Carved
Dimensions
12.1 x 3.2 x 6.3 cm (4 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 2 1/2 in.)
Provenance
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Cary Welch, Jr., Contoocook, NH, (by 1986), gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1986.
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Cary Welch in honor of Eric Schroeder and George M.A. Hanfmann
Accession Year
1986
Object Number
1986.601
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Descriptions
Commentary
Re-View Exhibition, Spring 2008, gallery label information:

Statuette of a Monkey
Iranian, Proto-Elamite, c. 3000 BCE
Gypsum
Publication History

Ancient Art in American Private Collections, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1954), no. 56, pl. 17.

Exhibition History

Ancient Art in American Private Collections, Fogg Art Museum, 12/28/1954 - 02/15/1955

Re-View: S422 Ancient & Byzantine Art & Numismatics, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 04/12/2008 - 06/18/2011

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

2 - Adequate. Object is adequately described but information may not be vetted