Feb 3, 2020

Monkey Finial

Monkey Finial

c. 800–1470

Hammered and embossed gold alloy

Overall: 36.9 cm (14 1/2 in.)

James Albert Ford Memorial Fund 1949.197



This three-dimensional sculpture constructed of sheet gold may have served as the finial for a staff or baton. It represents a monkey holding a fruit.

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