A rare example of a primate trade item – a find from the ancient city of Susa, modern Iran, probably imported from Central Asia or the Indus Valley – can be seen in the Louvre, Paris. The small, red limestone monkey statuette – possibly a representation of an Asian macaque – is shown seated, and dates from the 3rd millennium BCE. Ancient Near Eastern (cylinder and other) seals also depict monkeys squatting or seated on stools.
See: http://www.louvre.fr/en (official site) – see page 20, Near Eastern Antiquities, or
see the work in the Louvre, Richelieu Wing, Room 231.