Terracotta Aztec Dog Ceramic Ocarina Whistle from Mexico, "Aztec Dog"
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Seated obediently, this plump little dog replicates those found in shaft tombs throughout Western Mexico. Georgina Cabrera depicts the xoloitzcuintle, a cheerful, barkless species prized by ancient man. Sculpted in clay as funerary offerings, they accompanied their masters in death to aid the soul in crossing rivers of blood along the road of the dead. The cheerful hairless pup with wrinkled skin takes shape as a terracotta ocarina, a whistle-like flute believed to have been used in ancient ceremonies.
- 0.10 kgs
- 0.2 lbs
- 8 cm H x 4.5 cm W x 9 cm D
- 3.1" H x 1.8" W x 3.5" D