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ID 1034
Images No image in database
Grid Ref TL9925
Project type Excavation
County Essex
Site Colchester
Site Name Balkerne Lane
Site Type Colonia
Location Type Settlement
Context Topsoil
Context Quality 2
Site Date C1-4
Context Date c. AD 250-300
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Other finds from site Turtle (1035), snake (1036), bird foot (1037)
Location Colchester Castle Museum
Ref No COLEM 1986.67.2421
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Dog
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Seated
Is an attribute of Diana, Deae Matres, Dea Nutrix
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Some corrosion, damage to rump and tail
Classical 1
Quality Classical 3 or Stylised 1
Photo No
Illustration Yes
Height 33.00
Length 18.00
References Crummy 1983, 143, fig. 172 no 4272
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Description A corroded copper-alloy figuine of a sitting hound, with its head raised and turned to the left. The rump and tail are damaged. Despite the effect of corrosion the long muzzle, lean body and big feet of a hunting hound are clearly defined. The figure is graceful and life-like. The raised head of a dog either listening to or watching his master is particularly appealing. (However, as the muzzle is somewhat damaged by corrosion it is not possible to be absolutely certain that the hound's mouth is shut. If it were open the raised head might be an indication that he is supposed to be howling.) (Crummy).


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