This image is one of over 108,000 from the AMICA Library (formerly The Art Museum Image Consortium Library- The AMICO Library), a growing online collection of high-quality, digital art images from over 20 museums around the world.
www.davidrumsey.com/amica offers subscriptions to this collection, the finest art image database available on the internet. EVERY image has full curatorial text and can be studied in depth by zooming into the smallest details from within the Image Workspace.
- Cultures and time periods represented
range from contemporary art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works.
- Types of works include paintings, drawings,
watercolors, sculptures, costumes, jewelry, furniture, prints, photographs,
textiles, decorative art, books and manuscripts.
Gain access to this incredible resource through either a
monthly or a yearly subscription and search the entire collection from
your desktop, compare multiple images side by side and zoom into the minute
details of the images. Visit www.davidrumsey.com/amica
for more information on the collection, click on the link below the
revolving thumbnail to the right, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Creator Nationality: Asian; Central Asian; Caucasus; Georgian
Creator Name-CRT: Caucasus region
Title: Disk with running dogs surrounding a mountain goat
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 1
Creation End Date: 299
Creation Date: 1st?3rd century A.D.
Creation Place: Caucasus region
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: bronze
Dimensions: D. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm)
This bronze disk with a rectangular loop in the back is a unique piece possibly from the Caucasus region. There are no known excavated parallels, but it was acquired by the Museum along with other objects that probably originated in the Republic of Georgia. A raised striated circle surrounds the edge of the disk. Inside this frame are four dogs in running position. The dogs have collars formed by the same technique as the frame. In the center of the disk is a relief image of a mountain goat with its legs folded underneath. The goat's horns are displayed frontally, making the identification of the animal indisputable. The horns of the goat are striated like the frame and the dogs' collars, visually linking the elements of the disk and each other .
Similar dogs and goats are known from Georgian belt clasps suggesting the attribution of this disk to the first to third centuries A.D. Collared dogs, however, are unusual in the art of the Caucasus.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 21.166.1
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1921
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.21.166.1
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved
AMICA PUBLIC RIGHTS: a) Access to the materials is granted for personal and non-commercial use. b) A full educational license for non-commercial use is available from Cartography Associates at www.davidrumsey.com/amica/institution_subscribe.html c) Licensed users may continue their examination of additional materials provided by Cartography Associates, and d) commercial rights are available from the rights holder.
Copyright © 2007 Cartography Associates.
All rights reserved.