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Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Monkey Effigy Jar

A.D. 900–1519

Tecali stone or alabaster (translucent white stone)

12.7 cm (5 in.)
other (of jar): 9.1 cm(3 9/16 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olsen
1958.14.5
Geography: 
Veracruz, Mexico
Culture: 
Mexico, Aztec or Nahua, Veracruz
Period: 
Postclassic Period
Classification: 
Containers - Stone
Provenance: 

Fred H. Olsen (1891–1986), and Florence Quittenton Olsen, Guilford, Conn.; gift in 1958 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 320, ill.

George A. Kubler, ed., Pre-Columbian Art of Mexico and Central America (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 78, 245, no. 125, fig. 68.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.