Colima Terracotta Vessel Supported by a Dog - DB.025 (LSO),Origin: Western Mexico,Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD,Dimensions: 15" (38.1cm) high,Collection: Pre-Columbian Art,Style: Colima,Medium: Terra Cotta,Condition: Extra Fine. This charming and well-sculpted zoomorphic vessel was made at the end of the first millennium BC to the early days of the first millennium AD. The subgroup that manufactured the piece are called the Colima, who are part of a group of archaeological cultures – known almost purely from their artworks – referred to as the Western Mexico Shaft Tomb (WMST) tradition. There are many distinct groups within this agglomeration, and their relationships are almost totally obscure due to the lack of contextual information. However, it is the artworks that are the most informative, as we can see from the current piece.
Ancient Central America & Mexico