Egyptian Faience Monkey Amulet
An ancient Egyptian faience amulet in the form of a seated Vervet monkey on an integral base, his hands raised to cover his mouth.
The ancient Egyptian often kept the Vervet monkey as a pet. It was associated with fertility and sexuality.
cf.: C. Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, (Texas, 1994), pp. 66-67.
Formerly in a Canadian private collection.