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