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Terracotta Vessel in the Form of a Monkey - PF.4068
Origin: Costa Rica
Circa: 300 BC to 500 AD
Dimensions: 12" (30.5cm) high
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Terracotta


Location: United States
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Description
The design of this vessel is a particularly charming one, with the mother monkey and her young. The opening of the vessel is in the center, supported by the four legs of the figure. Her tail is wrapped around the neck of the vessel, as if to support it. The whole vessel is colored in a beautiful russet that accentuates the decoration done in black and beige.

The mother looks directly ahead as if in search of something, while her two young cling onto her on either side. Both of the young look in both directions with the similar gaze of the mother.

The piece as a whole, is incredibly well executed, showing expression both on the part of the piece and of the artist, who has been able to capture a true sense of art within this vessel, while establishing a timelessness as well.
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