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VERACRUZ ALABASTER EFFIGY VESSEL, POSSIBLY ISLA DE LOS SACRIFICIOS, EARLY POSTCLASSIC, CA. A.D. 900-1200
Spider, howler and capuchin monkeys were widely found in the jungles of the Gulf Coast lowlands. Tales of their licentious sexual behavior feature in mythology, where monkeys are identified with a fecund era of creation before that of human beings. These associations explain the choice of translucent tecali for this object.