Monkey pendant

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

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Pendants

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