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ID 685
Images No image in database
Grid Ref SO9461
Project type Metal detector
County Worcestershire
Site near Hanbury
Site Type Rural
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 0
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Location Private hands
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Lion
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Seated
Clothed No
Drapery No
Classical 1
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 28.00
Length 44.00
Parallels Wroxeter (406), Kenchester (502), Pamphill (561), Colchester (1000)
References Symons 1985, 244-5, pl XIX
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Description The lion is reclining with its head raised. The underside is flat. Its forepaws are stretched out in front of it; the right paw has been bent slightly down. The toes on the forepaws are worked by incisions. The head is simply but strongly modelled with the mouth open, a rich mane and prominent ears. There are deeply incised diagonal lines on the chest with vertical ones on the forehead. . .The rear legs are positioned to each side of the body, their haunches strongly modelled. The tail is marked as a clearly defined ridge down the rear of the body and then curves onto the left rear quarter as a flat strip (Symons).


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