Seller: sf-fineart (2,897) 100%, Location: Los Angeles, California, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 381095711982 Original or Reproduction: Original, Type: Pottery, Region or Culture: Colima, Details: RARE Pre-Columbian Terracotta COLIMA HAIRLESS DOG, circa 300 B.C. This is a superb, museum quality RARE Pre-Columbian Terracotta COLIMA HAIRLESS DOG, Late Pre-Classic Period, circa 300 B.C § A.D. 300. This magnificent hairless dog, which was adored for its docile mannerism and its healing attributes, has a long pointed snout, spout tail, prominent eyes and alert pointed ears. It is beautifully painted overall in a burnished light and deep orange brown and with sculpted muscular and facial details around the eyes and snout. Most scholars agree that these hairless dogs, called TECHICHI, were fattened to be eaten on special occasions in Ancient Meso-America. Regarding us warily with bared teeth, this splendid, plump example clearly knows what might be in store for him. It measures 12" L., 6 ¾" W., 6 ½" H. and is in excellent original intact condition aside from a loss to the tip of the right ear and the left front leg re-attached, natural for a piece of this age. PROVENANCE: This item comes directly from the estate of a Beverly Hills Pre-Columbian art collector and was legally imported into the United States over 50 years ago. Authenticity is GUARANTEED. Similar examples sell in antiquities galleries for over $10,000. Please scroll down on the item description to view additional photographs. Packing, shipping and insurance is $75.00 within the US only, please email for international shipping rates. Payment is due within 2 days. Please view my other auctions and eBay store for additional museum quality fine art and collectibles, including other fine Pre-Columbian items. Shipping & Handling $75.00 USPS Priority Mail® FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates. Get Vendio Sales Manager. FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates. Get Vendio Sales Manager. Over 100,000,000 served. Get FREE counters from Vendio today!