Object: Guard dog

Guard dog
Cast
House of Orpheus, Pompeii
This dog was left chained to a post to guard the House of Orpheus when the occupants fled. The bronze studs around its neck are all that remains of a collar. As the pumice fall-out deepened, the dog climbed higher — until eventually it ran out of chain and was suffocated.
Where was this found?
Relation to Daily Life in Pompeii

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