Sunday, April 30, 2017

Greek and Roman Dogs You Luv to Love

Don't you just luuv Whippets???

Mosaic Panel with Seated Dog, Byzantine, Syria, 5th/6th century, Art Institute of Chicago, Anonymous loan, 1.2012. Photo by Lucas Livingston, 20 November 2012.

Marble statue of a pair of dogs, Roman, possibly 2nd century AD: found near Civita Lavinia, Lazio, Italy, British Museum.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Metsopotamian Dogs in Art

The land between the rivers, Mesopotamia has dogs made from clay, or mud, cooked to high temperatures which have survived until today.  I found these images that I think are interesting from mud.

Old Babylonian Terracotta Relief Plaque: Mastiff walking right
(Mesopotamia; 1800-1600 BC; L 3.25 inches)

Mesopotamian Terracotta Dog with Kassite Cross
  1800-1600 BC; 11 inches

This stone Votive dog statuette dedicated by a physician from Lagash to the goddess Ninisina, ‘for the life of Sumu-El’, king of Larsa (1894–1866 BC).  Votive statues are about prayers of thanksgiving, and have large eyes which symbolize eternal wakefulness.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Ancient Egypt And Dog Art

I found this interesting Ancient Egyptian Dog

Khuw and his dog, 12th Dynasty)

Here is a beauty from 3000 BC

 Jackal head of the god Anubis 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Egyptian Dogs

Here is a fine example of Egyptian Dogs...(sigh).  They are wonderful, yes? You can see the fine spirit of the dogs as they scamper across the page.  As you see, this is some of the earliest works of art wiwth  dogs found in art dating at 1555 BCE.    Here is an earlier dog, thought to be as old as 30 thousand years old.
Here the loving animal is caring for his master.    It is spectacular!   Chow for now....Signed Little Angel

Rock Painting, Madhya Pradesh 

30,000+ year old cave paintings showing people working with dogs hunting