Figurines Data

Search again | Database help

ID 1048
Images No image in database
Grid Ref SO6299
Project type Metal detector
County Shropshire
Site Much Wenlock
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Location Returned to finder
Ref No HESH-179FE1
Form Figurine
Type Bird
Name Goose
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Slightly worn, right foot missing
Classical 1
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 26.90
Length 8.50
References PAS database.
[Link to Bibliography]
Description The bird is depicted standing on its rear legs with its wings folded slightly across each other over the tail; its neck is raised and its head is thrown slightly back. There are a number of areas of incised decoration present. This is most evident on the rear of the goose (on the tail and wings) where the decoration has been used to suggest feathers. Similar incised decoration can be seen on the back and neck. The eyes and beak of the bird have also been incised to indicate specific features; however, much of this detail has been lost through abrasion (PAS).
PAS id HESH-179FE1


© Internet Archaeology/Authors URL:
Last updated: Wed Feb 29 2012