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ID 639
Images No image in database
Grid Ref TL7043
Project type Fieldwalking
County Suffolk
Site Wixoe
Site Name Water Hall Farm
Site Type Small town
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Location Private hands?
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Frog
Bearded No
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Good
Classical 1
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 0.00
Length 35.00
References Drury and Wickenden 1982, 241, fig 1.3, pl XVIII no 3
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Description The casting is well executed, with light ribbing over the body and legs, and herringbone decoration running down the spine. The underside has not been finished smoothly after casting, perhaps suggesting that it was meant to be fixed to a base. The creature is sitting as ease, with its hind legs slightly out from its body and its left foot slightly lower, and much worn on the underside as a result. All the feet are webbed. Fine detail in the form of pecking around the head has been added after casting, in the same manner as the Chelmsford and Canfield cockerels. The creature is sleek, almost plump, with its head well up and lively, and in this respect resembles the Canfield cockerel (Drury).


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