Base Adorned with Four Greyhounds

Inv. Scu 2785

This beautifully wrought base is made of pentelic marble. It is square in shape and at each of its corners sits a sighthound. The bodies and tails of the dogs are done in relief – there heads and fronts however are sculpted in the round.

This is probably a Roman copy from a late-Hellenistic work and it was found on the Esquiline hill in Rome.