58807Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Dog collars in period
- Jul 20, 2011Thanks! Do you have pictures?
On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 3:23 AM, Marianne Perdomo <marianne@...
> Great 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
> 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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