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58807Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Dog collars in period

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  • Fred Zeiler
    Jul 20, 2011
      Thanks! Do you have pictures?

      Frederick

      On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 3:23 AM, Marianne Perdomo <marianne@...
      > wrote:

      > **
      >
      >
      > 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
      > 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
      > interested.
      >
      > Cheers!
      >
      >
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      >



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      Frederick



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