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Zacatecas Vessel in the Form of a Double-Headed Dog - PF.0854
Origin: Western Mexico
Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD
Dimensions: 4.5" (11.4cm) high x 9.25" (23.5cm) depth
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Terracotta

Location: United States
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Whenever we today are confronted by the mysterious, the unexpected or the unexplained, we tend to seek logical explanantions. In ancient Mesoamerica, such phenomena were accepted as part of daily life, as integral forces in the universe. This double-headed dog vessel seems to exemplify that approach to the world: It is at once recognizable, composed of familiar elements, and yet somehow is beyond the realm of reason. - (PF.0854)


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