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ID 21
Grid Ref SP5305
Project type Chance
County Oxfordshire
Site near Oxford
Site Name Woodeaton?
Site Type Religious
Location Type Shrine
Context Unknown
Context Quality 0
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Location British Museum
Ref No 1883,0802.13
Form Figurine
Type Bird
Name Eagle
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition 2 holes on back and neck
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 1
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 63.00
Length 0.00
References Pitts 1979, no 191; Green 1976, 177; Henig and Munby 1973, pl XXX
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Description a bird with curving beak and wings lying close to its sides. Its body plumage is indicated by small 'c'-shaped incisions and the pinions are represented by six rows of 'striated bars'. A curious feature is the fan-like tail which projects from below the tips of the wings. The best parallel comes from Woodeaton, which has similar rounded eyes, curving beak and incised plumage (Henig). Henig not certain this is an eagle. Deep circular sockets for eyes, broad breast. Thick legs with small feet on pedestal.


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