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Inventory nr. 65. Pentelic marble. Ht: 1.18 m; W: 0.65 m; L: 1.10 m. Mansuelli, nr. 48.
Condition: Very well-preserved. The only restorations are the ends of the ears; the reapplied anterior part of the muzzle.
History: One of a pair of dogs (the other is inventory nr. 67) that were reportedly offered by Pius IV to Cosimo I together with the Boar (inventory nr. 63). They are first attested in the Medici collections in the second half of the sixteenth century.
Type: The two Uffizi dogs are practically identical. They exemplify a statue type also attested elsewhere, notably by two examples of comparable quality in the Vatican Museums (Sala degli Animali, inventory nrr. 161, 162). The date and authorship of the type are unknown.