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Item:380344475459This is a superb, museum quality RARE Pre-Columbian COLIMA HAIRLESS DOG, Late Pre-Classic Period, circa 300 B.C. - A.D. 300. This magnificent hairless dog, which was adored for its docile mannerism and its healing attributes, has a long pointed snout with its teeth grasping a corn cob, spout tail, prominent eyes and an alert pointed ear. It is beautifully painted overall in a burnished light and deep orange brown and with sculpted muscular and facial details around the eyes and snout. It measures 9 ½" L., 6 ½" W., 8" H. and is in good original intact condition aside from the loss of the right ear. PROVENANCE: This item comes directly from the estate of a Beverly Hills Pre-Columbian art collector and was legally imported into the United States over 50 years ago. Authenticity is GUARANTEED. Similar examples sell in major antiquities galleries for over $6,000. Shipping is $45.00 within the US only, please email for international shipping rates. Please view my eBay store for additional museum quality fine art and collectibles, including other fine Pre-Columbian items. Colima dogs were patterned after a hairless variety of ancient dog known as the Techichi. Some scholars have speculated that the Colima believed dogs were emissaries of Xolotl, the god of the dead. As such, dogs were envisioned as a guide to lead the spirits of the dead to their resting place in the underworld and such representational objects might have been interred with the deceased. Despite their possible connection with the dead, the representations of these dogs often take on a playful and charming demeanor. Other scholars have noted that this variety of dog was bred as a delicacy. Thus, their frequent portrayal as exceedingly plump accentuates the humorous nature of such representations. Shipping & Handling $45.00 USPS Priority Mail®Culture:Colima, Original or Reproduction:Original, Category:Pre-Columbian, Date:300 B.C - A.D. 300
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RARE Pre-Columbian COLIMA STANDING HAIRLESS DOG, circa 300 B.C - A.D. 300