vessel in the form of a coati-mundi seated on its haunches and holding its forepaws to its mouth to nibble something; the back of the head is incised to represent fur; brownish surface much worn

Vessel, c. 200 BCE-200 CE

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The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fundexpand_more  46.3.11

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Colima artists made clay sculptures of various animals in addition to the dogs for which they are known. This well-fed coati is a relative of the raccoon. It is shown eating what is possibly an ear of corn, emblematic of coatis’ association with agricultural fertility.

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46.3.11
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vessel in the form of a coati-mundi seated on its haunches and holding its forepaws to its mouth to nibble something; the back of the head is incised to represent fur; brownish surface much worn