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Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Nayarit, ca. 300 BCE to 300 CE. Two adorable terracotta animals from this shaft tomb culture. First, a dog standing on all fours, his head with a long snout, pointy ears, a smiling mouth, and a perky tail - his body adorned with a red and white negative resist finish. Completing the pair, an unusual, perhaps hybrid redware creature, presenting a turtle body and the head of a rooster. Both show liberal manganese deposits. Size: dog measures 6.625" L x 4" H (16.8 cm x 10.2 cm); hybrid critter measures 5.755" L x 3.875" H (14.6 cm x 9.8 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Harvey Collection, acquired prior to 1972

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Condition

Leg reattached and tip of tail missing from turtle body. Dog has three drilled perforations to body, wear to negative resist and sediment inside. Both show expected surface wear commensurate with age and nice manganese deposits.

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Pair of Nayarit Pottery Animal Forms

Estimate $500 - $750Jul 20, 2017
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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