New in this week is a very unusual object – A Northern European, early 19th Century carved wooden dog, probably a greyhound. The earliest representation of a type of greyhound is to be found on an ancient Egyptian bas relief dating to c4000BC. They have always however been popular hunting dogs in Northern Europe and Britain. This creature is remarkable in the way parts of its body have deteriorated, almost representing driftwood, yet other parts such as the face and neck are in tact.
It has been mounted recently on a patinated metal stand for display purposes.
It can be found here