Darwins Ape Sculpture is made of bronze and mounted to a marble base. Monkey Holding Skull (Affe mit Schadel, 1892-93). The sculpture also know as Monkey with skull sculpture or also known as Philosophizing Monkey statue attracted a great deal of attention at the Berlin Art Exhibition in 1893. It was Rheinhold's first sculpture as a professional sculptor and was an immediate commercial success. This replica of Darwin Ape statue will make a wonderful gift or a piece to add to your home gallery.