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Mosaic of a Watchdog Inside a Circle
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The image of the watchdog inside the circle which was later set into a floor or wall mosaic.

Originally a square, it portrays a spotted watchdog, whose purpose is indicated by the red band on its neck. The dog sits on its hind feet with its forefeet straight.

The tail is twisted on the ground beside the hind feet. The dog's eyes look far ahead and the ears are upright, signifying a state of watchfulness. The dog is colored in white, black, and light brown. The background is a brown color. On the ground is a vessel made of bronze.

Dimensions:  Height 1.4 cm  Length 3.2 cm  Width 3.2 cm

Attributes Attributes

Culture:

Greco-Roman

Technique:

General Techniques
  Drawn
 

Mosaic Technique

 

Opus Tessellatum

Style:

Roman

Materials:

Marble
Type Type

Type:

Mosaic
Map Map

Location: 

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Museum

Created: 

Governorate of Alexandria

Discovered: 

El Chatby
Timeline Timeline

Created: 

2nd Century AD - 3rd Century AD

Discovered: 

1993 AD
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