This regal ceramic statue of a dog is a reminder that canines have been man’s best friends for millennia. The dog sits alert, waiting dutifully and protecting his master. The aged clay has taken on a texture that almost resembles dog fur. The carved details on the shoulders and chest of the dog create the appearance of a dog’s musculature.

Dating from the Early Bronze Age (2700-2500 B.C.E.), measuring 20cm in height, this Mesopotamian figurine is a testament to man’s love of dogs, an adoration that has transcended time.