Colima Dog

Colima

Mexico

Length 13 in

DESCRIPTION

The animal most frequently depicted in Colima art is the Mexican hairless dog, also known as Xoloitzcuintli (pronounced show-low-eats-kweent-lee) by the Aztecs of the fifteenth century. In addition to raising dogs as a food source, many peoples of highland Mexico believed that a dog accompanied a person’s soul on the journey into the underworld. Discovery of dog images in tombs suggests they were intended as companions for the deceased. - NCMA


From The Estate of Dr Armin Sadoff, Beverly Hills, CA collected in the 1960s.

CONDITION

Intact, root marks and mineral deposits

Provenance

Dr. Armin Sadoff, Beverly Hills, CA

DATE

200 B.C.E.- 300 C.E

Dimensions

Length 13 in

PRICE

3800

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