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Lot 0419
**Originally Listed At $300**

Pre-Columbian, Ecuador, Guangala culture, ca. 500 CE. A reclining pottery dog effigy, hollow and made of grey ware. It has a large, rounded body and expressive facial features with incised geometric details and perky round ears. Diminutive feet and tail give the animal a playful appearance - despite the fact that this type of effigy probably represents a dog that has been fattened up to be sacrificed and eaten! Size: 8.5" L x 6.25" H (21.6 cm x 15.9 cm)

Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex Park Avenue, New York, USA collector, Shillo Adir, acquired in the 1970s

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Tiny stable cracks on top of head, otherwise in excellent condition, with nicely preserved motifs. Light encrustation and surface wear commensurate with age.

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Ancient Guangala Pottery Dog Effigy

Estimate $550 - $825Apr 30, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA