Lapidary Works of Art and Ivories

Seated monkey

    Seated monkey

    Germany, Idar-Oberstein

    the 20th century

    Zimmerman, Alfred

    Agate; carving, polishing

    Height 7.6 cm

    Signed with monogram AZ


    A monkey is carved from a single piece of fine quality, translucent agate, fully utilizing the banded nature of the original rough to render primate skin, with brown to the back, graduating to translucent grey to the front.