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    Large Grinning Dog

    Colima
    Ça 200 BC-200 AD
    Slipped and burnished ceramic

    9¾" High x 18" Long

    This lively dog with his attitude of charging ahead reflects his purpose as a guide for souls heading for the afterlife. A more practical aspect of the myth is the supposed use of these warm, hairless companions. They may have been destined to be served as food for the journey, sustenance for the souls of the departed. Ancient stories also describe their warmth as a source of comfort for both the living and the deceased. This dog with his broad grin and his perky ears would make a great companion.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2010
    5th Sunday
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