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Pendant with monkey head


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Monkey deities—the patron gods of scribes, artists, and painters—were depicted with great sensitivity in both monumental works and personal ornaments.

Dije en forma de cabeza de mono
Aguateca, Guatemala
Siglo VIII

Las deidades con atributos de mono –patronos de los escribas, artistas y pintores– se representaban con gran sensibilidad tanto en las obras monumentales como en los ornamentos personales, como es el caso del dije aquí exhibido.

Pendant with monkey head, Shell, Maya

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© Authorized reproduction Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes de Guatemala; Museo de Arqueología y Etnología, photo by Jorge Perez de Lara