21 November 2006
PROTOCLASSIC, ca. 100 B.C. - A.D. 250
the well-fed canine firmly standing on bowed legs, with fierce expression, teeth bared and ears perked in a defensive pose, the rounded belly molded on each side with a circular human mask, each with closely-set eyes, pierced ears and pursed lips, a wide flaring spout from the back, painted in reddish brown and red.
Length 18 in. (46 cm.)
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