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A Roman ceramic figure of the Sothic dog, Egypt

Lot 0052
A Roman ceramic figure of the Sothic dog, Egypt, c. 1st - 2nd Century AD, with long wavy hair, pointed snout and alert ears. Nicely detailed overall and with light surface deposits. H: 4 in (10.2 cm); L: 4 3/4 in (12.2 cm). The Sothic dog of Isis was connected with the dog star Sirius, the heliacal rising of which marked the first day of the year and the coming of the yearly flooding of the Nile (the inundation). Figures of the Sothic dog were popular during the 1st and 2nd Century AD and valued for the domestic shrines as a harbinger of the New Year and to protect the household from the chaos caused by the rising waters. Ex Northern Ohio private collection.


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A Roman ceramic figure of the Sothic dog, Egypt

Estimate $700 - $800Mar 26, 2017
PO Box 278
Montrose, CA 91021-0278
United States
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