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Marble sculpture showing sitting large dog

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Marble sculpture showing sitting large dog
Marble sculpture showing sitting large dog | Photo: Jane Franklin

Marble sculpture showing a sitting large dog, the so-called molossus. It is a Roman copy of an original made of bronze in Greece. Dogs of this breed were mainly defensive and guarding, but they were also used in amphitheater arenas and during hunting.

The object was found in Rome and dates back to the 1st-2nd centuries CE. Currently, the object is located in The British Museum.

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