Vessel in the form of a monkey

Date created
AD 900–1200 (Early Post-Classic period)
Culture/People
possibly Veracruz/Gulf Coast (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Previous owner
Leo Stein, Non-Indian, 1872-1947
Seller
Leo Stein, Non-Indian, 1872-1947
Presenter/funding source
Thea Heye (Thea Kowne/Mrs. Dorothea Page/Mrs. George Gustav Heye), Non-Indian, 1888-1935
Collection History
Collection history unknown, but said to have been excavated in 1827; formerly in the collection of Leo Stein (1872-1947, renowned art collector and brother of Gertrude Stein); purchased by MAI from Leo Stein in 1928 using funds donated by Thea (Mrs. George) Heye.
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Place
Isla de Sacrificios; Veracruz Municipality, Sotavento Region; Veracruz State; Mexico
Island Name
Isla de Sacrificios
Island Grouping
Gulf of Mexico coastal islands
See related items
Veracruz/Gulf Coast (archaeological culture)
Containers and Vessels
On View
NMAI, Washington DC: Window on Collections, Animals
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
Catalog Number
16/3371
Barcode
163371.000
Object Type
Containers and Vessels
Object Name
Vessel in the form of a monkey
Media/Materials
Onyx, obsidian
Techniques
Carved, inlaid
Dimensions
15.7 x 12.2 x 18.5 cm
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6eacc4c98-12f9-4a55-8419-b47aa4ae747e
Record ID
NMAI_175108