Colima Dog Ceramic Vessel, Pre-Columbian Mexican Pottery

Standing form with wide body, carved facial features, and up-turned tail as spout. It has a long pointed snout, spout tail, prominent eyes and alert pointed ears. Reddish brown glaze. Circa 100BC-300AD, or later. 8 1/2" H, 14" L. Usually, these dogs were buried in their masters' tombs. Ceramic effigies of these animals have been produced in Colima for a staggering 2000 years.

Condition: Very Good – No breaks or repairs. Areas of encrustation, root marks and mineral deposits remain on the exterior overall, attesting to the age and authenticity of this example. Otherwise, only minor weathering, wear and abrasions overall.

Provenance: Collection of the late John and Lil Palmer, Purcellville, VA. Ex-collection of Leonard Landis, Harman, WV.

This piece has been inspected by noted Native American Antiques expert Ramona Morris.

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Item ID: 403

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