mexico

Large Colima Seated Dog

100 BC to 250 AD

14″ tall by 15″ in length

A very large Comala ceramic dog from Colima, Mexico. This example is sculpted in the seated position and has a beautiful redware slip. 

He is depicted resting on his hind legs with his short pointy tail on the floor. Its face is done nicely with deep incised eyes and an open mouth showing his teeth and canines. His body is muscular and made with nice definition. It is a museum worthy piece. 

These clay effigies are believed to represent the Xoloitzcuintli or Xolo. It’s the National Dog of Mexico and an ancient breed, dating back 3,500 years. They were considered faithful companions and guides into the Afterlife. 

Ex Andy and Von Long collection from Denver, Colorado. Acquired in the 1960s. They were trustees at the Denver Art Museum. 

 

 

$4500

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