Colima Vessel in the Form of a Dog - PF.0513,Origin: Western Mexico,Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD,Dimensions: 8.625" (21.9cm) high x 13.25" (33.7cm) depth,Catalogue: V2,Collection: Pre-Columbian,Style: Colima,Medium: Terracotta. Most scholars agree that these hairless dogs, called Techichi, were fattened to be eaten on special occasions in ancient Meso-America. This splendid, plump example clearly knows what might lie in store for him. He regards us warily with bared teeth, as if to suggest that he is not really the tender morsel he appears to be.
Ancient Central America & Mexico