A MEZCALA STONE FIGURE OF A MONKEY(144 views)
Description: 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.
Condition Report: Excellent
Provenance: A Private San Diego County, California Collection of Pre-Columbian Art. This object was acquired for the collection in 1969.
Dimensions: Height: 3.6 in. (9.2 cm.)
Artist or Maker: Unknown ancient Guerrero artist
Date: Late Preclassic, circa 300 B.C. - 100 B.C.