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Jar with modeled dog effigies

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Small, squat jar with two modeled dog effigies standing on rear legs with front legs and heads resting on the jar's rim. The dogs are decorated with wide stripes of red and cream slip paint on top of which are thin black lines, all painted lengthwise along the dogs' bodies and heads. The upper...

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Margret Craver Withers collection (acquired in Mexico and Guatemala) by 1972; to MFA, November 1993, gift of Margret Craver Withers.

Credit Line

Gift of Margret Craver Withers

Nayarit, Late Preclassic to Early Classic period, 200 B.C.–A.D. 300

Object Place

Nayarit, México


8.8 x 9 cm (3 7/16 x 3 9/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red, cream, and black slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware