Vessel in form of a dog that considered being an exemplar of Colima culture, and vessel with palace scene that determine a Maua culture are fallen under analysis. What should be mentioned is that these works of art have a lot in common, still cultural specialties are visible.
Colima culture or co-called Capacha refers to the territory of West Mexico and “dated there to the early to middle Formative period” that is 200 BCE-300 AD (Evans and Webster, 95). Death has regarded as a transfer to another world, and burials have attracted special attention in ancient times. “Ancient West Mexicans used a unique shaft-chamber tomb, an underground series of rooms reached by a narrow, vertical opening, or shaft” (IMA, n.p.). Such vessels have been surrounded the deceased and have put there with a special aim. Dogs have remained to be servants as guides to assist the dead person in his/her trip to the underworld (IMA, n.p.). In addition, dogs are considered to be a source of food for Colima people that is why such vessel has been of great significance according to the beliefs of that population. The vessel has a dark brown color and rather and size a real small dog.
The example of Maya culture belongs to the Late Classic Period in the existence of discussed culture, more exactly 600-900 AD (Foster, 17). “The culture reaches its artistic zenith” in those times (Foster, 18). That is why the vessel with palace scene is regarded as an important example of Maya culture. This is considered to a vessel for drink with a painting scene showing “a ruler sitting on a throne, wearing a jade necklace and a headdress with exotic feathers” (IMA, n.p.). Such vessels also have buried with the people they belong to, usually that have been rich residents of those territories. The vessel is in the different tones of brown and beige color with the size of normal pot or mug.
Representative issues of these cultures consist of pottery vessels and stone