Vignette 17

Back to the House of the Tragic Poet

It is a mosaic pavement in the prothyrum or vestibule of the house of the Tragic Poet.

The subject wants little explanation. The dog has a red collar, and is confined by a chain and hook.

The threshold of the door is here represented, in order to give an idea of the holes in which the door itself turned, and the wooden sides were fixed. In the body of the work a sufficient explanation is given of the custom of placing a dog at the entrance.