Mesoamerican Red Dog Effigy

Illustration

Arienne King
by Walters Art Museum
published on 19 March 2021
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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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