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ID 687
Grid Ref TM1293
Project type Metal detector
County Norfolk
Site Bunwell
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Site Date C2-4?
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Secondary Material Enamelled stamps
Location Norwich Castle Museum
Ref No NWHCM 1985.378.147
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Horse
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Legs broken, slightly worn
Classical 0
Quality Stylised 1
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 37.00
Length 40.00
References Gregory 1986, 330-1, fig 1
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Description The modelling of the body is realistic but subdued, with the general outline of the main muscle masses clearly shown. Other details, such as the eyes and nostrils have either been omitted or shown by linear decoration after casting; thus the mane is indicated by small crescentic stamps and the hair of the tail is incised. Between the ears is the crista, a ceremonial top-knot which is commonly seen on the great ornamental equine depictions (Gregory)


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