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An Ugly Dog in Yalvaç 20 March 2007

Posted by Troels in : Quick Notes, Travel , trackback

Animal representations are popular among many museum-goers, the famous Sala degli Animali at the Vatican is always a draw. But this statuette of a dog is quite possibly the ugliest piece of Roman sculpture I’ve ever seen. But then again, I’m not really a dog person. It can be seen in the archaeological museum in Yalvaç (Turkey) whose star piece is a copy of the Res Gestae from Pisidian Antioch.

Statuette of a dog from Pisidian Antioch, in the Yalvaç museum. Photo: TMK, May 2006.


1. Dorothy King - 20 March 2007

I am a dog person, and honeslty it’s still ugly ! Looks like a mutant chihuahua of the sort Paris Hilton would own …

2. tourmarm - 4 April 2007

It must have been extremely well-trained to be able to sit there so long while being sculpted!

I think he/she has a sweet face but it was a good guard dog and not overfed or indulged by the owner – look at those muscles!

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