by Rufino Tamayo was a Mexican painter of Zapotec heritage, born in Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico. Tamayo was active in the century in Mexico and New York, painting figurative abstraction with surrealist influences.
Dog mask Uruapan, Michoacan 10 inches long, painted wood, animal teeth Masks from Uruapan are often painted with a kind of lacquer, as is this one. The pale slightly greenish color and the eery eyes give this weird doggy a ghost-like appearance.
Chupicuaro Dog Vessel — Mexico 500 BC - 100 BC An exceptional dog vessel from Mexico's Chupicuaro Valley, dating to the Late Pre-Classic Period. Dog effigies, although common throughout West Mexico, are quite rare in Chupicuaro pottery.