Life and death #2 Mostly dogs

More sketches from the recent British Museum Pompeii exhibition. First the famously contorted death-cast of a guard dog, followed by a mosaic door sign (“Cave canem”- beware of the dog) found in the same villa; it’s hard not to see the sign as a portrait of the dead dog when alive…

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And this was one of a pair of sculptures depicting violent hunting scenes, found in the ‘House of the stags’ alongside the drunken Hercules I posted last week.

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All pencil, with a little dilute Lexington grey ink and watercolour, A5

About Ed Mostly

Enthusiastic daily sketcher based in Bath Uk
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