Mesoamerican Red Dog Effigy

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Illustration

Arienne King
by Walters Art Museum
published on 19 March 2021
Mesoamerican Red Dog Effigy Download Full Size Image

In many Mesoamerican cultures, red or yellow dogs were believed to assist the dead in crossing a river to the Underworld. Earthenware effigies, like this one from Colima, Mexico, depicted these dogs. c. 100 BCE-300 CE. Associated with the Comala people. Collection of the Walters Art Museum.

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