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Pesitas - Alexander the Great's bitch

This statue of Pesitas was done by Lisippo, the official artist of Alexander the Great, according to some chronicles, when his bitch died, he named a city with her name in India.
This statue can be found in the Museo Barraco in Rome, is a Roman copy of the original, sadly lost.
This statute represents the original macedonian molossus, since the mother of Alexander the Great, was molossian.

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Album name:vanvan / Skilos tou Alexandrou
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Wolf   [Jun 21, 2005 at 06:16 AM]
The statue represents the favourite (hunting) dog of Alexander, but not the actual breed known as Alexander's Moloss.
molossos   [Dec 27, 2006 at 10:24 AM]
i think that you made a mistake. Alexanders dogs name wasnt Pesitas but Perittas!!!
FAINOMENON   [Jun 21, 2014 at 02:27 PM]
The dog pictured is a primitive sight hound type.

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