58806Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Dog collars in period
- Jul 20, 2011Great stuff! The egyptian collar is gorgeous!!
Not the original poster, but thanks!
FWIW, I've read that small dogs kept for company have existed at least since
Roman times. Pliny talks of the ladies' dogs that could ease stomach pains
by being kept close to it. Studies of dogs from Romain Britain yielded
heights between 23 and 72cm. Source: A Natural History of Domesticated
Mammals, by Juliet Clutton-Brock, 2nd ed.
However, I've read claims that the breed depicted in Egyptian pharaonic art
were, variously, so called Pharaoh Hounds, Ibizan hounds (Podencos) or even
"similar to greyhounds". But DNA analysis have disproved the claim at least
for Pharaoh hounds. What I've read on the matter suggests that "types"
(rather than breeds) have been bred repeatedly at different places
throughout history. More often than not, there will be no genetic
relationship between similar looking dogs.
There's a group on Yahoo, SCA Hound Coursing, or somesuch where the matter
of collars has been discussed previously. You may want to check the groups
archives for old messages and photos. I also recreated one of the 3-pronged
collars shown in some late period sources for my dog Eli, if anyone's
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