About this object

Steatite standing monkey holding a cylindrical kohl tube vessel. The tube is incised with a design featuring a fish. There are two small holes near the rim of tube and two small holes between the monkey's arms and the tube. The lid is missing and the right leg of the monkey is chipped.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    1550 BC - 1069 BC
  • Materials
    Steatite
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Mrs Hearne
  • Collector
    Amy Urlin
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    20th Century early
  • Measurements
    50 mm x 20 mm x 37 mm
  • Related people
    Margaret Joyce Edelweiss Hearne (Previous owner); Amy Urlin (Collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • Gifts of The Nile: Ancient Egyptian Arts and Crafts in Liverpool Museum

    Bienkowski, Piotr; Tooley, Angela

    Author: Bienkowski, Piotr; Tooley, Angela
    Publisher: Her Majesty's Stationery Office
    Date: 1995
    Description: A 130 page illustrated book that focuses on the Egyptian antiquities in World Museum's collections to provide a colourful introduction to the land and its culture in the Pharaonic period. An appendix explains the history of the collection and includes information about the Lady Lever Art Gallery Egyptian collection, which is also part of National Museums Liverpool.

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Margaret Joyce Edelweiss Hearne

    Owned from: 1932
    How acquired: Inherited from Urlin
    Owned until: 1944
    Disposal method: Sold
  • Amy Urlin

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Excavation or Purchase
    Owned until: 1932
    Disposal method: Bequest
Object view = Humanities
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