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An Effigy Vessel in the form of an Turtle/Dog, Colima, ca 100 BC - 250 CE

PP1307

burnished ceramic with red slip, depicting a dog standing on all fours, wearing a turtle shell, with simplified features, pert raised ears, extended tail spout projecting at the rear.

Condition:  Intact with no chips, cracks, or breaks, some mineral deposits scattered throughout, root staining on underside. Overall in excellent condition.

Dimensions:  Height:   cm ( 6-1/2 inches),  Diameter:   cm ( 11 inches)

Provenance:   Robert Patrick collection, Tucson, acquired 1960s.


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