Pet Monkey

Pet Monkey

A pet monkey under the chair of Maia, wife of the dignitary Rij, as seen upon the north-wall of the antechapel within Rij’s tomb. New Kingdom, Late 18th Dynasty-Early 19th Dynasty, c. 1550–1186 B.C. Tomb of Rij, Saqqara.
Now at Neues Museum, Berlin. ÄM 7278

Monkey's Grooming

Monkey’s Grooming

This small limestone figurine depicts a monkey grooming another, and from the right side a small monkey can be seen grooming another tiny monkey, between the two.The purpose of this figurine is uncertain, it could have been made just as an amusing trinket. However, the Royal Ontario Museum, where this piece now resides, actually proposes...