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ID 1184
Images No image in database
Grid Ref TQ3109
Project type Metal detector
County Sussex, East
Site Brighton
Site Name North of city
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 0
Object Date C1-2
Object Period 2
Material Bronze
Secondary Material Inset eyes
Import No
Location Brighton Museum
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Stag
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Three of the legs are damaged
Classical 0
Quality Stylised 1
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 164.00
Length 0.00
References Henig 1995a, 36 and 38, fig. 18; Anon 1987, 145-6, no. 3252
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Description The modelling is surprisingly assured, but the smith was not constrained by the demands of naturalism. Large recessed eye-sockets were probably intended to take glass settings. . . The stag has a shaggy mane, allowing full scope for the smith to explore pattern and texture (Henig).


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