Sunday, 12 October 2008

Marble dog

The marble dog in the middle of room 4 of the Acropolis Museum in Athens was probably the guardian to the entrance to the sanctuary of Artemis Brauronia in the southwest part of the Acropolis. This statue is dated 520 B.C.


James Higham said...

And still guarding all these years later.

Winchester whisperer said...

That is one of my favourite Greek statues - just look at those ribs.

Eurodog said...

I agree with you. Such attractive features.