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ID 636
Grid Ref TL7772
Project type Unknown
County Suffolk
Site Icklingham
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 0
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Location West Stow
Ref No BSEMS 1981-89B
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Snake
Bearded No
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Slightly worn but good; tip of tail missing
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 2
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 0.00
Length 59.50
References Green 1976, 213
[Link to Bibliography]
Description Simple snake, scales not depicted. Head rather flat and mouth open. Odd crest on head and barb below. Body curls along ground, the rises up in a loop. The head is also raised. Head flat while rest of body circular in cross-section. A small groove on the right side represents an eye. Second snake (1981-89A) is a fitting or mount. Better modelled, with scales (herringbone grooves on body and small dimples on head), deep elliptical eye sockets and open mouth. At the rear is a rectangular base for attachment.


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