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Marble statue of a pair of dogs
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These marble greyhounds are among the most charming representations of “man’s best friend” to come down to us from antiquity. They were excavated at a place called “Dog Mountain” near Civita Lavinia (modern Lanuvio), Italy. Several other marble dogs were also found there: another similar pair of greuhounds, a sphinx with dog’s body, and two statues of Actaeon attacked by hounds. The site was once identified with the ruins of a palace of the Roman emperor Antonius Pius (reigned AD 138-161), who was born in the region. This is no longer accepted, and the sculpture cannot therefore be firmly dated, as previously thought, to his reign.

Marble statue of a pair of dogs


Found near Civita Lavinia (modern Lanuvio), Lazio, Italy, possibly II century AD.
Ht. 67 cm.
Townley Collection.



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