2018 Exhibitor Images: Tribal and Textile Show - Objects of Art Shows
Pre-Columbian Dog, Colima Culture, Mexico

Pre-Columbian Dog, Colima Culture, Mexico

Slip painted ceramic
ca. 300 BC - 300 AD
This stunning ceramic pre-Columbian dog, very likely depicting the ancestors of Peruvian Hairless dogs, is an unusual work because the pup is obviously eating an ear of corn with relish rather than the more common pottery versions which depict dogs guarding or carrying the corn. Valued as household pets and guards, Colima dogs were also important as spirit guides, helping their owners find the path to heaven after death.

Ex. Private Collection
Courtesy Powers Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA