Saturday, April 19, 2014

Gold Monkey

After showing a pre-Columbian gold frog, lizard, bat, and lobsters, it should not be a surprise that the indigenous culture produced gold monkeys as well.

I assume that the monkeys interacted with the Native Americans even more than they do with modern people, as the pre-Columbian cultures certainly lived in closer proximity to wildlife than modern people.

This week we have photos from the Galapagos posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

5 comments:

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Cool! Greetings from Spain.

Sharon Anck said...

It looks like a playful little monkey.

Judy said...

If it weren't for the tail, I might not have known it was a monkey. It's and interesting depiction.

Jack said...

This is an interesting piece. The artist composed the monkey's posture nicely, not the usual straight-on.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What an amazing series of artefacts from the Gold Museum Dave, especially as you say that non of the gold came from the surrounding area.

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