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