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Recumbent dog with tasseled tail curled over back. Coarse dark buff clay, red-orange matt paint. Lower part unsmoothed; thumbprints; firing pocks and dents on upper surface. Stripes of paint on muzzle, front and hind paws, flanks and tail; mane indicated with vertical wavy lines and compartmental,...

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By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Sonderliste E, p. 3, no. 4); by 1965: with Andre Emmerich Gallery Inc., 41 East 57th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022 (Early Art in Greece, pp. 27-28, no. 73); gift of Herbert Cahn and Andre Emmerich to MFA, November 10, 1965

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Gift of Herbert Cahn and André Emmerich

Early Aegean, Helladic, Bronze Age, Late Helladic III B-C Period, about 13th century B.C.


6.3 x 4.5 x 10.4 cm (2 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 4 1/8 in.)

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The Ancient World