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Fire-dog ('glavanarnitsi'), wrought iron with snake head, the body and head in one piece hammered flat at the end to form the snake head with holes for eyes and mouth; separate front legs welded on. The body decorated with cross-hatching, two loops at front of neck.
- Production date
Height: 32 centimetres
Length: 31 centimetres (approx)
- Curator's comments
- Text from Eth Doc 1836: (218-221) Four 'glavanarnitsi' all made of the same material, with the same ornaments. They are used for supporting the fire-brands in the open fire-place.
Second half of the C19th.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1977, London, Museum of Mankind, Bulgarian Village Arts, no. 25
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Part of a collection of 347 items given by the Bulgarian Committee for Cultural Relations in 1971, together with a full list describing each item, its manufacture and usage (Eth Doc 1836); this information is given under 'Curator's Comment'.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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