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.
200 B.C.E.-300 C.E.
11 1/4 × 8 1/2 × 16 3/4 in. (28.6 × 21.6 × 42.5 cm) (show scale)
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