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Calcite vessel with monkeys: E.266.1939

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Current Location: Gallery 19


Calcite vessel with monkeys




Jar, squat, with two monkeys on outside in relief. Used as an eye-paint jar.

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.2 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1939) by Hornblower, G. D., OBE


Dynasty 12
-1976 - -1794

Materials used in production

mineral Calcite

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: E.266.1939
Primary reference Number: 53962
Oldadmincategory: S
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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