About this object

Hollow terracotta figure of an ape. Arms broken off near shoulders, left leg missing from above knee and right missing from mid-calf. The ape wears a collar. It has a curved tail on the back and its genitals are visible on the front. There is a hole for ventilation under the belly that was made during the fabrication to allow the figurine to dry.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Romano-Egyptian
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    100 AD - 400 AD
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Committee of Gloucester City Museum, 1953
  • Collector
    A Collett
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    40 mm x 190 mm x 50 mm
  • Related people
    A Collett (Collector, previous owner); Gloucester City Museum (Previous owner)

Where is this object from?

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Gloucester City Museum

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1953
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • A Collett

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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