26 - 27 October 2004
A LATE HELLENISTIC OR EARLY ROMAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A DOG
2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
With right foreleg raised, head turned to the left with upward gaze, extended curled tail, the coat rendered by light stippling, leg repaired, mounted
2¾ in. (7 cm.) high
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Animals, 1981, I, no. 182.
Leo was particularly fond of dogs and had an especial rapport with them. Both the above dogs were known as "Teddy" after the high spirited and friendly nature of Teddy Kollek (Mayor of Jerusalem 1965-1993).
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