Silver Dogs from Bactria

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Ibolya Horvath
by RMN / Franck Raux
published on 15 January 2018
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Pair of silver dogs wearing hatched collars from the 3rd-2nd millennium BCE originating in Bactria in Central Asia. The dogs are 1.5 inches (4cm) long with a vertical hole through each. It is thought they may have been worn as pendants on a necklace or could have been ornamental pins to secure a cloak or tunic. The metal stem would have gone through one end of the cloth, then through the hole in the silver dog, and fastened to another end of one's fabric.
Louvre, Paris

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Raux, R. /. F. (2018, January 15). Silver Dogs from Bactria. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Raux, RMN /. F. "Silver Dogs from Bactria." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 15, 2018.

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