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Fire-dog ('glavanarnitsi'), wrought iron with animla head, the body and head made in one piece with the front legs welded on. An extra hook attached at front of neck, cross-hatching on body. The head decorated with eyes and ears.
- Production date
Height: 24.60 centimetres
Length: 40.70 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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