Colima Dog

Handcrafted Mexican Archaeological Ceramic Red Dog Sculpture

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SKU: 100238
Holding an ear of corn in his teeth, this plump little dog replicates those found in shaft tombs throughout western Mexico and especially in the state of Colima. Artisans from the Angel Cerón Artisan Association depict the itzcuintli, a cheerful, barkless species prized by ancient man. Sculpted in clay as funerary offerings, they accompanied their masters in death to aid the soul in crossing rivers of blood along the road of the dead.
  • Ceramic
  • 1.15 lbs
  • 5 inches H x 4.1 inches W x 7.8 inches D
  • Made in Mexico

7 Reviews

  • 5
    lovely sculpture

    Posted by Anna on May 22nd 2020

    The Colima dog is lovely but, luckily, not cutesy. I'm very happy to have it!

  • 5
    Love this little guy!

    Posted by Leigh on Jan 16th 2019

    The craftsmanship is wonderful! I will enjoy this piece for many years to come. Also, it was extremely well packed. No worries about damage in the mail, for sure.

  • 5
    It's great!

    Posted by LORENZO on Sep 28th 2017

    I love it!

  • 5
    So thrilled to finally have him

    Posted by Karen on Jul 12th 2017

    I have worked in animal rescue for many years, working with troubled dogs, mostly. The instant I saw the little Colima dog, I was reminded of a dear departed little rescued dog, a chubby little dwarf with many problems stemming from previous abuse, who eventually became the most cheerful, resilient little companion. This figure exactly captures his playful presence, from his sturdy little legs to his ample belly. He makes me smile every time I see him. Thanks, Sr. Colon. I will take very good care of him, I promise.

  • 5
    a treasured new collectable

    Posted by Patricia on Jul 30th 2016

    Absolutely love it

  • 5
    A man's best friend!

    Posted by Christian C. on Jun 17th 2016

    Thank you Mr. Ceron, your work is exquisitely made & executed. This will be a cherished piece that I'll enjoy.

  • 5
    Low-maintenance loyal little dog

    Posted by Virginie on Jun 16th 2016

    I got this dog for my son who wants a dog so strongly, but lives in a small apartment in New York City. This dog is alive! It seems to be offering his love and playfulness with his piece of corn every time we look at it, and its sturdy body shows his complete loyalty. It has become part of our family.