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Begging dog

Sculpture of a bronze dog. The dog's left forepaw and head are raised, as if in a begging position. The tail and the iris of the left eye are missing. Dark green patina, with slight pitting.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Found 8 miles from Chiusi, many years ago, and formerly in the collection of Fanello Fanelli of Sartiano.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, October 1896

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Hellenistic Period, 3rd century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 217; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World