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.