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ID 424
Grid Ref TQ3280
Project type Chance
County Greater London
Site London
Site Name River Thames
Site Type Large town
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 0
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Import No
Place of manufacture Local
Location British Museum
Ref No 1856,0701.26
Form Attachment
Type Bird
Name Peacock
Bearded No
Is an attribute of Juno
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Left leg missing, right leg and tail bent
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 2
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 64.00
Length 0.00
Parallels Menzel 1966, no 96; 1964, no 79
References Pitts 1979, no 181; Green 1976, 225; Smith 1859, 75, fig 2
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Description Stylised bird. Feathers depicted by herringbone grooves up the neck. Large fan tail with scalloped edge, radiating grooves along its length with a central dot in each scallop. Ring and dot decoration across the back. Large bent loop attached to the back of the tail. Body and tail found separately. Projection from base of foot for attachment. Small comb on head, dot on either side of beak, eyes are raised dots. Also ring and dot decoration across the back of the tail.


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