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Dog Figure

Arts of the Americas

Kahlo loved the Mexican hairless dog breed xoloitzcuintli, named after Xólotl, the Aztec canine god associated with the underworld, such as the one she depicted in the painting The Love Embrace of the Universe, the Earth (Mexico), Diego, Me, and Señor Xólotl (1949), on display in the previous gallery. Her passion for the animals extended to a collection of Colima dog sculptures, like the one displayed here.


Kahlo adoraba la raza mexicana de perros sin pelo xoloitzcuintle, nombrada en honor a Xólotl, la deidad canina azteca asociada al inframundo, como la que representó en su pintura El abrazo de amor del universo, la tierra (México), Diego, yo y el señor Xóltol, en exhibición en la sala anterior. Su pasión por los animales se extendía a la colección de esculturas de perros de Colima como la que se muestra aquí.
CULTURE Colima
MEDIUM Ceramic
DATES 200 B.C.E.-300 C.E.
DIMENSIONS 11 1/4 × 8 1/2 × 16 3/4 in. (28.6 × 21.6 × 42.5 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 37.390
CREDIT LINE A. Augustus Healy Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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Colima. <em>Dog Figure</em>, 200 B.C.E.-300 C.E. Ceramic, 11 1/4 × 8 1/2 × 16 3/4 in. (28.6 × 21.6 × 42.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, A. Augustus Healy Fund, 37.390. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 37.390_threequarter_left_PS9.jpg)