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Monkey pendant

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Small pendant in the form of a monkey, rendered in an abstract manner and carved from a greenish white metamorphic stone. A hole drilled through the area between the monkey's tail and rear leg allows for suspension.

Provenance

With Landon T. Clay, Boston, Massachusetts, by 1974; to MFA, December 1974, gift of Landon T. Clay.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

Mezcala, Late Formative to Early Classic periods, 300 B.C.–A.D. 300

Object Place

Guerrero, Mexico

Dimensions

7.2 x 5.8 x 1.2 cm (2 13/16 x 2 5/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1974.603

Medium or Technique

Greenstone

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants