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Fact Check: No, this sculpture does not show America's ancient 'Monkey God'

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A picture of a sculpture of Hindu God Hanuman is being widely shared claiming that the sculpture shows an American Monkey God. 

An image is doing rounds on social media showing a sculpture resembling Hindu God 'Hanuman' claiming that the image shows a statue of an ancient American God known as ‘Monkey God’ which is known in the Denver Art Museum. 

The image was shared by a Facebook user with a caption in Hindi that can be roughly translated to, "Hanumanji of America-- This statue is of the ancient god of America "Monkey God". Which is now in Denver Art Museum, Colorado. In the whole world, Sanatan Hinduism was the only religion what more proof can be given more than this."

This post received over 200 reshares. 

This image is being widely shared on Twitter with the same caption. 

The truth behind the claim 

In our investigation, we found this claim to be false. The viral image shows a sculpture of the Hindu God 'Hanuman' that was carved by an unknown artist during the 1800s in Southern India. The sculpture was purchased by the Denver Art museum in 1991.

With the help of a reverse image search using the viral image, we found a picture of this sculpture on the Denver Art Museum website which provides information related to the sculpture. According to the details provided on the website, ‘this wooden sculpture was carved by an unknown artist during the 1800s in Southern India (perhaps in the regions of Tamil Nadu or Kerala). This sculpture shows Hanuman, the Hindu monkey-god, kneeling in devotion to the god Rama’. As per the information the sculpture was purchased by the museum in 1991. Hence, the sculpture is of Hindu God Hanuman but not American ‘Monkey God’.

In conclusion, a picture of a sculpture of Hindu God Hanuman is being widely shared claiming that the sculpture shows an American Monkey God. 

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