Dog and Cat Fighting, Brass Plaque

Athens
Brass
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FX 000068
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Dog and cat fighting was an ancient sport, created for the entertainment of the ancient Athenians. It was part of their everyday life. Inspired by a relief representation of the sport, we created a plaque with a depiction of a youth with a cat, made of brass with patina, mounted on a greek black marble base, with white and grey waters.

Dimensions: 7cm x 10cm x 3,5cm 

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Estimated delivery time:           - Greece : 5 working days

                                                 - Europe : 7 - 10 working days

                                                 - Rest of world : 10 - 28 working days

Children and youths are rarely depicted in ancient representations of everyday life. In classical times, the young Athenians used to bred pets.

The representation of the dog and cat fighting scene, was depicted on a marble base of a funerary kouros statue with relief scenes, that was found in Athens, probably around  510-500 BC. The base is made of Pentelic marble. It was found in Kerameikos, built into the Themistoclean wall. The statue would have stood on the grave of an athlete. The three sides of the base are decorated in relief.

On the right side of the base, there is the depiction of a scene from everyday life of the ancient Athenians, where two seated youths pair two pets with traditional hostility between them, such as the dog and cat, in a fight.

The marble base of a funerary kouros statue is located at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.

Area:
Athens
Date:
510 - 500 B.C.
Details:
with marble base
Dimensions (WxHxD):
7 cm x 10 cm x 3,5 cm
Gross Weight:
385 gr
Includes:
Gift packaging - Description Greek & English
Material:
Brass
Subcategory:
Relief representation
Weight:
360 gr

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