Mexico

Colima Redware Dog

100 BC to 250 AD

8 1/2″ tall by 13″ long

A beautiful ceramic dog from the Comala area of Colima, Mexico. This piece is nicely sculpted and slipped in a two-tone redware. It has nice manganese deposits, attesting to its ancient age.

 He has a toothy smile, perky ears, and incised eyes and toes. The canine is unusually anatomically correct and retains its shine after 2000 years. The spout serves as its tail and the firing hole.

These effigies are believed to represent the Xoloitzcuintli or Xolo. They are also known as the Mexican Hairless and are the National Dog of Mexico. The breed is 3,500 years old. They were faithful pets in life and guardians in the afterlife, surrounded by myth and lore. 

Ex Dr David Harner collection from Arkansas. Acquired in the 1950s and 1960s.

 

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