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Nov 15, 2021

Vessel with Reclining Dog

Vessel with Reclining Dog

1470–1532

Ceramic

Overall: 16.5 x 17.8 x 10 cm (6 1/2 x 7 x 3 15/16 in.)

J.H. Wade Trust Fund 2021.129

Location

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This vessel represents a Peruvian hairless dog who has recently given birth.

Description

This vessel represents a Peruvian hairless dog who has recently given birth and seems to be taking a break from maternal obligations. The meanings of such dogs may be connected to the trade networks that brought them to Peru from Mexico in the late pre-Hispanic period. Perhaps these foreign ties made them prestige animals whose breeding engendered further status for the owner.

See also
Collection: 
AA - Andes
Department: 
Art of the Americas
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic
Medium: 
Ceramic
Credit line: 
J.H. Wade Trust Fund

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