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ID 628
Grid Ref TL6265
Project type Unknown
County Suffolk
Site Exning
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 0
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Location British Museum
Ref No 1935,1214.2
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Fish
Bearded No
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Tail fin broken but otherwise good
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 1
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 0.00
Length 66.00
Parallels Fleischer 1967, Taf 130 no. 276; Boucher 1973, 172 no. 299
References Green 1976, 211
[Link to Bibliography]
Description Quite a detailed depiction. The body is covered in scales indicated by shallow curved notches, with two leaf-shaped fins along the base of the body on either side and a raised dorsal fin with vertical grooves. The tail fin has radiating grooves. The gills are shown, the eyes are ring and dots and there is a short horizontal notch for the mouth. Elliptical cross-section, maximum thickness 5 mm.


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