P-3813 A MEZCALA STONE FIGURE OF A MONKEY
circa 300 B.C. - 100 B.C.
Guerrero Region, Southwest Mexico.
Carved stone sculpture mounted on black metal stand.
Height: 3.6 in. (9.2 cm.)
Provenance: A Private San Diego County, California Collection of Pre-Columbian Art. This object was acquired for the collection in 1969.
This solid dark stone figure of a monkey was carved to form a head and torso. Incising then created the facial features and the abstract configuration of the arms and legs. A hole was drilled through the back, in ancient times, for the probable purpose of suspension as a type of sculptural pendant.
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