The J. Paul Getty Museum

[Cast of a Dog Killed by the Eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii]

Object Details

Title:

[Cast of a Dog Killed by the Eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii]

Artist/Maker:

Giorgio Sommer (Italian, born Germany, 1834 - 1914)

Culture:

Italian

Date:

about 1874

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Object Number:

84.XP.677.31

Dimensions:

19.5 × 25.2 cm (7 11/16 × 9 15/16 in.)

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Object Description

Stone carved relic of a dog.

Provenance
Provenance
- 1984

Samuel Wagstaff, Jr., American, 1921 - 1987, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1984.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection (September 12, 2012 to July 7, 2013)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa (Malibu), September 12, 2012 to January 7, 2013
  • The Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland), February 24 to July 7, 2013