Artifacts - Mexico and Central America
Colima Dog or Coati
origin; Western Mexico
Colima, or Jalisco, or Nayarit
collected circa 1970
From a California private collection
Pottery animal sculpture from Western Mexico, most likely Colima, possibly Jalisco. Red clay with a burnished red / brown slip on surface, darker on left side. Beautifully sculpted with typical robust body, globular eyes, playful features, and perky ears. Simple, peg-like feet and large opening on tail end. Lovely patina.
Condition: Typical wear from age and burial. Some calcification overall. Minor flaking of slip on left side of neck. Professional repair on lip of opening on left side, visible as a slight deformation in photo below.
dimensions: approx 8" long x 5" wide x 5" tall
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