A finely modelled Eastern Han Dynasty hollow-moulded statuette of a dog, shown standing on all four legs and wearing a thick collar. The dog is depicted in a menacing look, expressed though the pricked ears, the staring eyes and the tightly clenched jaws. Its collar wraps around the animal’s chest and neck, terminating in a loop on its shoulders. A fashionable accessory of the time, the ridged collar suggests that the animal was a pet with a wealthy owner.
Date: Circa 25- 220 AD
Period: Eastern Han Dynasty