Roman Bronze Puppy

Culture: Roman
Period: 2nd century A.D.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 4.3 cm x 4 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 3178
Provenance: Austrian private collection Norbert Maly, thence collection K, Vienna.
Condition: Green patina, intact.
Description: Solid bronze of a lapdog, panting and standing on its two legs, begging. The two front paws are in begging position stretched forward, the jaw open, the ears are laid back. The long tail is rolled up. The eyes notched. For a similar object see: “Tierbilder aus vier Jahrtausenden – Antiken der Sammlung Mildenberg”, fig. 182.