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Museum Collections - Mesoamerica - West Mexican Cultures - Artifact #4

Ceramic dog effigy - West Mexican Cultures

WHO: Culture group from the Colima region of West Mexico

WHERE: Colima, West Mexico

WHEN: Late Preclassic Period, 200 B.C. - A.D. 250

WHAT: This dog effigy vessel is very typical of the red slipped pottery produced in the Colima region. This figure, with its incised facial features and a spouted tail, bears an uncanny resemblance to the small, short-haired or hairless dogs bred in Mexico since ancient times.
Length: 40cm

HOW: Coil-built and hand-modelled red earthenware, red slipped and burnished.

MUSEUM: Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art. G83.1.40

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