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ID 1134
Grid Ref SP0202
Project type Excavation
County Gloucestershire
Site Cirencester
Site Name Kings Head Yard
Site Type Civitas capital
Location Type Insula XXII?
Context Unknown
Context Quality 2
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Location Corinium Museum
Ref No 1980/72/2
Form Figurine
Type Bird
Name Cockerel
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Is an attribute of Mercury
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Worn, tail feather broken, feet missing, pitted and corroded in places
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 1
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 30.00
Length 33.50
Description Fairly stylised depiction. A single stump with elliptical cross-section for legs. Wings not shown. At the rear the body is cut flat and the tail is a thin extension. Feathers depicted on the body by small semicircular grooves, on the tail by lengthwise grooves and there doesn't appear to be any cross-hatching which you might expect. Feather grooves also present on face and beak which is unusual. From excavation in 1963, not published.


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