Antique motifs - expressive and instructive
Beautiful and full of energy - this is how the expressive figure of an antique dog appears on the authentically redesigned and glazed terracotta coaster. Beautiful to look at and practical at the same time - in any case a stylish accessory with recognition value for fans of Roman history, collectors and lovers of unusual motifs.
Dog and master in ancient Rome
A dog is not only known as man's best friend, but also as the oldest. Already in ancient times humans used the abilities of the four-legged friends for their purposes. In ancient Rome, for example, dogs guarded entire cities and important buildings. During archaeological excavations in Pompeii the mosaic of a dog with the inscription Cave Canem - Warning against the dog - was uncovered. However, dogs were not used alone for guarding. They also conquered their place as beloved family dogs, which were also buried.
However, there were also wild dogs living in the wild. Such animals enjoyed no love. But by eating the garbage from the streets, they took care of cleanliness and hygiene in their own way.
Dogs were considered a very popular motif. They were depicted on reliefs, mosaics, tableware and other utensils in various forms. The coaster offered in the online shop shows the unusual representation of a black dog in the barrel, which presents itself particularly strikingly. The red ornaments in the framing form a
- The coaster is made of terracotta with an antique look.
- The upper side is printed and glazed.
- The underside is provided with a thin cork base to protect the furniture.
- Natural, rough edges.
- Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 2.5 cm
Dogs and Military in Roman Antiquity
Dogs were also used successfully in the war. Also here the four-legged friends had firm tasks. Essentially there were three: They were used for the attack on the opponent.
Furthermore they guarded the camp and were also used as couriers. That was very cruel for the animals. They had to swallow a capsule with a message. At the destination they were killed by the receiver to make the message visible.
Antique design - extraordinary and decorative
With this imaginative gift idea you will not only inspire lovers and collectors of Roman replicas. Also for people with sense for the unusual, this tasteful and style-true coaster will be certainly reason for joy.
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