Medium: Ceramic, pigments
Dimensions: 6 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (15.2 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm)
Museum Location: Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor
Accession Number: 86.224.8
Catalogue Description: A cylindrical ceramic jar that narrows slightly as it goes from its rounded base to the rim. The base of the jar is slipped with a band of yellow; the band above is reddish-brown; the third and largest section is decorated with four anthropomorphic monkeys on a white ground. The monkeys bend forward with long legs and slightly bent knees, arms that curve gently, and long, wavy tails. Their heads are heart-shaped, with round white eyes and black pupils. Their half-circle mouths have long red tongues extending outward. Multicolored feathers emanate from the top of their heads and bodies. The animals hold bean pods. Condition: good.