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8902

A large storage jar with the incised representation of a dog.
Askitario, Rafina district of Attica.
Early Bronze Age (2500-2100 BC).

The animal outlined on the vase to guard the familyís food is appropriate and expressive. It was an amusing gesture by the skilful potter as well as an ideogram symbolising manís first faithful friend and protector.

 
 
 
 
 
     
     
                    
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