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Monkey pendant

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Small pendant in the form of a monkey, rendered in an abstract form and carved from a medium-hued greenstone. A hole drilled through the area between the monkey's tail and rear leg allows for suspension.

Provenance

Thompson Family collection, Massachusetts, by 1974; to MFA, December 1974, gift of the Estate of Barbara Thompson.

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Barbara Thomson

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

Object Place

Guerrero, Mexico

Dimensions

7.8 x 6.5 x 1.6 cm (3 1/16 x 2 9/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1974.591

Medium or Technique

Greenstone

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants