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ID 1070
Images No image in database
Grid Ref TM0853
Project type Metal detector
County Suffolk
Site Barking
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Ref No SF-3820E3
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Goat
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Is an attribute of Mercury
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Good
Classical 0
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 32.83
Length 33.53
Parallels London (237)
References PAS database.
[Link to Bibliography]
Description The goat is depicted standing and is complete with the exception of the tips of his horns, which are missing due to old breaks. The head rises from one end of the body, is relatively large and prominent in comparison to the remainder of the body, and is tilted forwards slightly giving the impression that the goat is perhaps butting or about to but something. The front of the head is flattened and there are two pointed oval shaped incised eyes. Above the eyes is a pronounced brow from which two small oval shaped ears project horizontally and the two horns that are circular in section project vertically. What survives of the horns suggests they curved backwards. Beneath the eyes is a short rounded muzzle with an incised transverse groove representing the mouth, beneath which is a small projecting collar, perhaps intended to represent the goat's beard. The neck is relatively thick in comparison to the body and head, and leads to a short and thin body. Two pairs of legs are present at front and back of the body. Those at the front comprise a solid single sub-oval shaped projection, the presence of two legs suggested by a small circular incision on the outer surface that does not perforate the legs completely. The hind legs consist of a similar, solid projection, this time triangular in section and with no attempt to demonstrate the presence of two legs. The bases of both legs are flattened and the figurine stands freely. The body of the goat is oval in section with a short triangular shaped tail projecting horizontally from its hind quarters. The body swells slightly around the front legs beneath the muzzle, and also close to the hind quarters. The entire figurine excluding its underside and face is decorated with short incised grooves arranged in varying directions to represent the hair on the goat's coat (PAS).
PAS id SF-3820E3


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