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Baying at the moon, 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 peoples. 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. This canine reproduction becomes a terracotta ocarina, a whistle-like flute believed to have been used in pre-Hispanic ceremonies.