Dog

Early Aegean, Helladic
Bronze Age, Late Helladic III B-C Period
about 13th century B.C.


Dimensions

6.3 x 4.5 x 10.4 cm (2 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.1339

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Recumbent dog with tasseled tail curled over back. Coarse dark buff clay, red-orange matt paint. Lower part unsmoothed; thumbprints; firing pocks and dents on upper surface. Stripes of paint on muzzle, front and hind paws, flanks and tail; mane indicated with vertical wavy lines and compartmental, spotted “collar” across shoulders. Minor chips.

Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Sonderliste E, p. 3, no. 4); by 1965: owned jointly by Herbert Cahn, Münzen und Medaillen, and André Emmerich Gallery Inc., 41 East 57th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022 (Early Art in Greece, pp. 27-28, no. 73); gift of Herbert Cahn and André Emmerich to MFA, November 10, 1965.

Credit Line

Gift of Herbert Cahn and André Emmerich