Colima Seated Dog


Colima Seated Dog

A Pre-Columbian Colima red-ware spouted vessel in the form of a plump seated dog, with a short curled tail and pointed ears.

West Mexico.
Ca. 100 BC - 250 AD.
Height: 12 in. (30 cm).

West Mexican civilization dates to 2nd millennium BC. In the area of Colima on the Pacific coast, a rich pottery tradition arose at the end of the 1st millennium BC in which deep shaft tombs were often filled with pottery in the form animals and human figures, likely companions and offerings of sustenance for the Afterlife.

Formerly in a Nevada private collection; previously in the Dr. David Harner collection, Arkansas, 1950s-1960s; (inv. no. # 5.19); exhibited at the Marjorie Barrick Museum, UNLV, 1990s.

Inv#: 6737


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