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ID 160
Grid Ref SP9685
Project type Chance
County Northamptonshire
Site Brigstock
Site Type Religious
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Site Date Mid C3-4
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Import No
Place of manufacture Local
Location British Museum
Ref No 2009,8040.1
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Horse
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Good, slightly worn, some pitting
Classical 1
Quality Classical 3
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 60.50
Length 72.00
Parallels Rolland 1965, no 245+246; Zadoks-Josephus Jitta 1967, no 50; Menzel 1966, no 325
References Pitts 1979, no 138; Toynbee 1964, 119; Taylor 1963, 264-5, pl XXXIXa; Green 1976, 181, no 7
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Description Saddle, nicely modelled but the proportions are not quite right. Front hooves and back hooves joined on small flat bases. Left foreleg rests on a round object (globe? helmet?) Incised tail, moulded and incised mane.Nice face with almond eyes, deep groove for mouth, nostrils, lightly incised bridle. Rider also in BM (46) possibly part of this piece.


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