Monkey Bank

Monkey Bank

A5 Hardback Notebook - Qatar Uplifted

A5 Hardback Notebook - Qatar Uplifted

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A5 Hardback Notebook - Sand colour

Monkey Bank

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This collector’s piece is a functional replica of artifact that is part of the exhibits at the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha Qatar. Original Artifact, which is a star attraction at MIA, is a Turquoise-Glazed Monkey-Shaped Animal Figurine identified to be from Saljuq or Khwarazmshah, Iran (Kashan), 12th - 13th century, PO.741.2007. Standing at a height of 18.5cm, this replica product functions as money bank. Big enough to hold loose change, but small enough to make a charming keepsake or a decorative item on a shelf or a table. With its even turquoise -glaze over a fritware body, this figurine is consistent with the fine ceramic wares produced in central Iran - particularly the city of Kashan - in the 12th and 13th centuries. The monkey's expression probably highlights what would have been the case for the actual monkeys which entertained the people of medieval Iran, who might have performed tricks in the streets or been central characters in puppetry performances. Monkeys were thought to bring good fortune. Cylindrical Carton Package Size: 22 cm high x 12.5 cm diameter. Material: Ceramic.
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