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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

dog says whee

courtesy www.lacma.org, public domain
This excellent ceramic toy - want! - dates from the Veracruz area of Mexico circa 450-650 AD (PreColumbian period).  It measures roughly 3 x 4 inches and still retains traces of its original paint.  How little and clever it is.  Though primitive in execution, the dog has a sprightly character in its posture and even its funny face.  Don't you want to tie his wagon to a string and drag him around?

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