Varie specie di cani is one of several drawings Italian painter Giuseppe Angelelli (1803-1844) made while on an expedition through Egypt led by archaeologists Ippolito Rosellini and Jean-François Champollion. Spending about two years studying desert sites including Saqqara, Memphis, Dendera, and Thebes, Angelelli produced hundreds of drawings of wall paintings, hieroglyphics, tombs, and monuments that were later engraved and included in Rosellini’s three-volume book, I monumenti dell’Egitto e della Nubia, which was published in 1834.
Likely domesticated in Egypt in the Pre-Dynastic eras, the charismatic canine has been long regarded as man’s best friend. Dogs were frequently featured in Ancient Egyptian imagery as hunters, protectors, religious symbols, and even simply loyal companions.
How ‘bout a round of a-paws for these regal-looking hounds? Heads up, snouts pert, this vintage assemblage of poised pooch varietals was drawn by 19th century painter Giuseppe Angelelli on an archeological expedition in Egypt. At center in Varie specie di cani, you’ll see the outline of a human walking two beasts in tandem, one sumptuously splotched and the other a rich caramel hue. Note the range of leashes and collars—ancient Egyptians were no dog-owning novices ... Read more on the blog!
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