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ID 1090
Images No image in database
Grid Ref TL7212
Project type Metal detector
County Essex
Site Little Waltham
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Ref No ESS-0632D0
Form Figurine
Type Bird
Name Cockerel
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Is an attribute of Mercury
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Good, no feet
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 1 or 2
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 28.14
Length 27.01
References PAS database.
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Description The main body of the cockerel is semi-circular in plan with a sub-circular cross section. The wings are in the form of pronounced .tear-drop. shaped mouldings, running along the length of the body. The wings are worn however some oblique lines representing feathers are visible. The neck extends vertically from the body, and has an oval cross section. The head is sub-triangular with a worn and incomplete cone at its apex. Due to the level of wear, no facial features are apparent. The tail end flattens, and is sub-rectangular in plan, both faces being decorated with oblique grooves to represent the tail feathers. The figurine has two legs, the left positioned slightly further forward than the right, both of which have worn breaks at their base. The legs are circular in cross section. The figurine has a mid-green patina (PAS).
PAS id ESS-0632D0


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