Fragment of block with a monkey climbing a tree

Architectural element, decorated block

The British Museum, London EA48079

Provenance

Description

Dimensions Width 5.0cm, Height 8.5cm

Material(s) limestone

Fragment of a decorated block with decoration executed in raised relief. The scene represents a monkey climbing a tree. Colours are well preserved, the background is pinkish, the tree yellowish brown. Fragment comes from the representation of land of Punt shown on the south wall of the Middle Portico South (Portico of Punt).

Jadwiga Iwaszczuk

History

Donated to the British Museum by the Egypt Exploration Fund in 1907.