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ID 1085
Images No image in database
Grid Ref SO9752
Project type Metal detector
County Worcestershire
Site Naunton Beauchamp
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Location Returned to finder
Ref No WAW-74D762
Form Figurine
Type Bird
Name Cockerel
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Is an attribute of Mercury
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Slightly corroded
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 1
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 28.92
Length 0.00
References PAS database.
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Description The cockerel is stood upright, with the head looking slightly to one side, and downwards. The head has an abraded crest, which is apparently the only incomplete area of the cockerel. A small circular cell on either side of the head depicts the eyes. Each cell is within a fine pointed oval shaped low-relief border. The beak is moulded and defined by an obliquely angled groove on either side. One side of the head is better executed than the other side, which is less elegant. The neck is slender and gently expands towards the body. The body has moulded wings, which are formed by crescentic ridges. The neck and body are further defined by obliquely angled grooves which meet at the upper ridge of the neck and body. The legs are straight and together, with linear vertical indentations giving them definition. The base of the legs are flat and undamaged. However, the cockerel is not balanced to stand on these feet. Where the wings end, and the tail starts there is an almost vertical ridge which forms an 'n' shape over the back of the cockerel. This ridge is decorated with a column of fine obliquely angled grooves. The tail in profile is a sub-trapezoidal shape. In plan the tail forms a .<. shape with two of the sub-trapezoidal plates. The underside and legs are undecorated. The surface of the cockerel has mainly a mid to dark green coloured patina, which is not well developed. There are traces of a slightly heavier brown patina on the underside and at the back of the legs (PAS).
PAS id WAW-74D762


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