Colima Vessel in the Form of a Dog - PF.2759,Origin: Western Mexico,Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD,Dimensions: 2.75" (7.0cm) high x 7.25" (18.4cm) wide,Catalogue: V13,Collection: Pre-Columbian,Style: Colima,Medium: Terracotta. This dog is a typical example of Colima-styled animal sculptures. His pose is not only lifelike, but his attitude is friendly, even whimsical. It is not unusual for the animal to have a spout protruding somewhere on his body. In this case, most dogs depicted lying on their sides usually have an opening in the middle of their body. His eyes are puffy slits and his mouth a thin line at the bottom of his face. He is extremely beautiful with simple sleek lines. He rests, waiting for the one who owns him.
Ancient Central America & Mexico