Colima Vessel in the Form of a Seated Dog - PF.1439, Origin: Western Mexico, Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD, Dimensions: 10.25" (26.0cm) high x 5.75" (14.6cm) wide, Catalogue: V11, Collection: Pre-Columbian, Style: Colima, Medium: Terracotta. This charming dog sits with an alert but quizzical look on his face, as if wondering at the curious behavior of humans. He has good reason to be puzzled. In the ancient world that created him, plump little dogs like himself were sometimes eaten as a delicacy. We should hurry to reassure him that in our culture such practices have long been abandoned. If we cannot help staring at him, it is only because he is so delightful, not because we are considering him for a meal.
Ancient Central America & Mexico