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ID number:  BIRBI-51.3
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Roman
Title / Object name:  Head of a Dog
Object type:  Art object
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  1st century BC/AD
Materials:  Bronze
Measurements:  10.7 x 14.5 x 7cm head only; 15 x 16 x 4cm frame
Provenance:  According to the Sale Catalogue, it belonged to the collection of Baron Frederic Spitzer (1815-1890), although it was apparently not sold at the 1893 Spitzer Collection Sale in Paris. Purchased at Sotheby's, 24 May 1951, lot 6, for £20

An ornament from the head-rest or foot-board of a couch.

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