The Popol Vuh – the Mayan Book of Creation – mentions monkeys. Batz, the Mayan Howler Monkey God, was a major deity of the arts. Spider monkey Ozomatli – a companion spirit – was the Aztec God of Celebration and the Dance, and those born under his sign were considered very fortunate. An aspect of the God Quetzalcoatl, Ozomatli was venerated especially in Central America, Ecuador, and northern, coastal Peru. Pottery from Mesoamerica exhibits figures of monkeys, and the Gardiner Ceramic Museum in Toronto, Canada, has a number of fine examples. One – a hand-built, carved, earthenware vase (Mayan, Belize, 650-800 C.E.) – depicts slender, flowing, spider monkey forms. The Moche Culture of northern, coastal Peru (c. 100-800 C.E.), produced quality water jars, often decorated with figures of animals, including monkeys.
See: https://www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/collections/14992/mesoamerica/objects/images?page=2 (spider monkey vase)
Mesoamerican Mythology, K. A. Read and . J. J. Gonzalez, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Lightning Gods and Feathered Serpents, R. Koontz, Austin: University of Texas Press, 2009.