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Tutankhamun Monkey Toy

The Toy Monkey from the Tomb of Tutankhamun

From the Amarna period, many toys of wood and limestone depicting monkeys by themselves or riding carts drawn by other monkeys were found among the ruins of the houses and palaces.

Tutankhamun Monkey Toy

This demonstrates the fondness for animals of the Amarna royal children: the six daughters of Akhenaten and the one probable son, Tutankhamun, from whose collection this toy comes. It is in the shape of a small monkey with moveable arms.