Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bronze statuette of a dog

Period:
Mid or Late Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edith Perry Chapman Fund, 1962
Accession Number:
62.10.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
The Romans were ardent pet lovers. Dogs especially were great favorites and are frequently depicted in Roman art as either guard or hunting dogs.
Münzen und Medaillen A.G. 1961. Kunstwerke der Antike: Skulpturen, Terrakotten, Bronzen, Keramik, Goldschmuck. May 13, 1961. no. 93, p. 47.

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