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Monkey Figure

Mexico, Mesoamerica, Guerrero, Balsas River region

Monkey Ornament

Costa Rica

Monkey Vessel

The ancient Mexicans used many kinds of stone for the manufacture of ritual and sumptuary objects. Onyx marble, of which this vessel is carved, occurs in many parts of Mexico, where it is known as tecali. Durin... more

Monkey stamp

This ceramic stamp features the image of a monkey in profile with its arms splayed to either side of its head. The parallel lines radiating out from the monkey’s crown resemble the shock of unkempt hair of the ... more

Monkey teasing bear from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 155v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a monkey teasing a bear chained to a tree. Image taken from f. 155v of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written in Latin.

Monkey and performing bear from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 154

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a monkey and a performing bear. Image taken from f. 154 of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written in Latin.

Monkey with a pot from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 52

Bas-de-page scene of a monkey with a pot. Image taken from f. 52 of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written in Latin.

Monkey with a pot from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 52

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a monkey with a pot. Image taken from f. 52 of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written in Latin.

Monkey with a pot from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 52

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a monkey with a pot. Image taken from f. 52 of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written in Latin.

Monkey and bear from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 66v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a monkey and a bear. Image taken from f. 66v of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written in Latin.

Stamp, Monkey

This ceramic stamp features the image of a monkey in profile with its arms splayed to either side of its head. The parallel lines radiating out from the monkey’s crown resemble the shock of unkempt hair of the ... more

Ceramic Monkey Head Vessel

Mexico, Mesoamerica, Oaxaca

Monkey from BL Stowe 17, f. 176

Marginal miniatures of a monkey turning a spit, and a man with a mortar and pestle. Image taken from f. 176 of Book of Hours, Use of Maastricht ('The Maastricht Hours'). Written in Latin, with a calendar and fi... more

Stamp, Monkey

This ceramic stamp features the image of a monkey in profile with its arms splayed to either side of its head. The parallel lines radiating out from the monkey’s crown resemble the shock of unkempt hair of the ... more

Monkey and man from BL Royal 14 E IV, f. 186

Detail of the full border containing grotesque drolleries (a monkey, bird and a man) and a lozenge bearing a white rose of the York family, at the beginning of book 4. Image taken from f. 186 of Recueil des cro... more

Jester and monkey from BL Royal 14 E V, f. 5

Detail of the left section of a miniature, with a jester and another man, together with a boy holding a monkey on a lead. Image taken from f. 5 of De casibus virorum illustrium in French translation (Des cas de... more

Virgin and Child with the Monkey

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

Virgin and Child with the Monkey

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

Title Border with Five Genii and a Monkey

Hans Baldung (called Hans Baldung Grien) (German, Schwäbisch Gmünd (?) 1484/85–1545 Strasbourg (Strassburg))

A monkey playing a lute from BL Harley 3469, f. 2

Detail of miniature with a monkey playing a lute. Image taken from f. 2 of Splendor Solis (an alchemical treatise) (index Splendor of the Sun). Written in German.

Monkey playing lute from BL Harley 3469, f. 2

Detail of the lower right-hand border of the miniature, with a monkey playing a lute. Image taken from f. 2 of Splendor Solis (an alchemical treatise) (index Splendor of the Sun). Written in German.

Plate with Monkey, Bees, Magpie, and Deer

Visual puns, often made by using homophones, are a popular design language in Chinese art. In addition to being a zodiac animal, the monkey also symbolizes a noble title, because it is pronounced the same as th... more

Zodiac Figure: Monkey

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

"Rama Receives Sugriva and Jambavat, the Monkey and Bear Kings", Folio from a Ramayana

Prince Rama’s victory over the demon king Ravana was won with the aid of the monkey and bear armies. Here, the blue-skinned Rama is seated in front of a curved pavilion with the monkey and bear kings, Sugriva a... more

Monkey and Bee

Okamoto Toyohiko (1773–1845) Edo period (1615–1868)

Monkey Showman and Porter(?) in the Snow

Hokuga, one of Hokusai's disciples, was a skillful colorist. Two figures, vibrantly dressed, walk together along a dark shore that includes a pair of flying geese and a fence. The combination of brightness and ... more

Monkey and Bee

Hokusai School Edo period (1615–1868)