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Head of a Monkey

Arts of the Americas

  • Place Found: Mexico
  • DATES ca. 1440–1521
    DIMENSIONS 3 x 4 1/2 x 3 3/4in. (7.6 x 11.4 x 9.5cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    CREDIT LINE Carll H. de Silver Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A dark grey stone head of a monkey whose eyes and mouth are shown open and whose tongue is sticking out. All the features are clearly defined through the carving and smooth finish. The sculpture is concave on the underside of the neck. Condition: good
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Aztec. Head of a Monkey, ca. 1440–1521. Stone, 3 x 4 1/2 x 3 3/4in. (7.6 x 11.4 x 9.5cm). Brooklyn Museum, Carll H. de Silver Fund, 38.44. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 38.44_front_view1_acetate_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE front, 38.44_front_view1_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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