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Climbing Monkey
Title Climbing Monkey
Museum Name National Museum, New Delhi
Gallery Name Pre-History
Object Type Pre-History
Main Material Terracotta
Origin Place Harappa
Find Place Harappa
Period / Year of Work Circa 2500 BC
Dimensions 6 x 4 x 4 cm.
Brief Description This is the most realistic representation of a monkey who is shown climbing up a pole which he grips firmly with both hands and feet. It has a hole between the joined hands and legs to allow him moving up and down along a rod. The expression of the face and comfort in depicting the spirit of mischief of a monkey is very natural. The end of the tail is figured turned down. The hair over the body and the spinal column are indicated by incised lines.