African court jesters typically exhibited some physical difference from the norm whether it was in being of short statue or having a hump. Their duties were telling jokes, praising the rulers and making sharp comments. They often moved in a strange way - either exaggerated or nimble - and played some musical instrument. Above all they used wit, puns and riddles.
This bronze jester has a horn and a jug of wine. His crown has 3 monkeys on it.
Is acting as a prop in a major motion picture about Pt Barnum Dec 2016 - Apr 2017