23 May 2007
MEZCALA STONE MONKEY
LATE PRECLASSIC, CA. 300 - 100 B.C.
seated with legs folded tightly to the body, leaning deeply forward with arms wrapped around the chest in a stylized manner, the small head with prominent rounded brow and recessed eyes, the thick, long tail extending straight up the back; in gray-green andesite with remains of red pigment.
Height 5 1/8 in. (13.2 cm.)
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Post Lot Text
Cf. Mezcala, pl. 170
Carlo Gay notes that monkeys constitute the second largest category of the zoomorphic works in the Mezcala lithic repertoire.
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