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Bead

Artist/Maker: Maya (archaeological culture) (Mesoamerica)

Date: ca. 600-900
Medium: jade
Dimensions:
Overall: 5/8 x 3/4 x 3/4 in. (1.6 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm)
Classification: Clothing, Accessories and Jewelry
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. David Light
Object number: 83.0027
DescriptionJade beads were often carved in the form of animals that held particular significance to Maya society. This bead depicts a monkey, an animal revered for its intelligence and cunning.
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