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Pisote or dog effigy

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Effigy vessel in the form of a standing Chihuahua dog or pisote (coatimundi), a tree-dwelling animal of Central America characterized by a pointed nose with rounded tip. The large, pointed ears, however, are more characteristic of the native Chihuahua canine. The animal's tail is replaced by a...

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In Dominique de Menil collection by the 1960's; to Eleanor D. Sayre in the 1960's; to MFA, September 1995, gift of Eleanor D. Sayre.

Credit Line

Gift of Eleanor Sayre in honor of Dominique de Menil

Colima, Late Preclassic period, 200 B.C.–A.D. 300

Object Place

Colima, México


15.8 x 15 x 29.7 cm (6 1/4 x 5 7/8 x 11 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: dark red slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware