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U999.37.4
Artist / Maker : Unknown
Title : Untitled (Monkey Vessel)
Date (Execution) : Pre-Columbian
Geographical Origin : South America - Santa Rem Region
Cultural Group : Pre-Columbian (American)
Style / Period :
Medium / Material  : Terra cotta
Support / Technique :
Object Type : vessels (containers)
Visual Description : The flanged neck of the vessel is placed above the head as if were a hat. It is decorated with incised geometric design. The face of the monkey shows curvilinear incised decoration. Ear plugs penetrate the ear lobes. The monkey grasps his penis as he squates. His curled up tail supports the upright position of the body. The monkey has something in his mouth . He hangs it with his hand. It may be food or a musical instrument.
Accession # : U999.37.4
Width (cm) : 5.00
Height (cm) : 14.00
Depth (cm) : 8.00
Mandatory Credit : Gift of the Estate of Ilse Hasek
Artist Statement :