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ID 715
Grid Ref TM2355
Project type Metal detector
County Suffolk
Site Charsfield
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Location Ipswich Museum
Ref No ISPMG 1996-40
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Dog
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Seated
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Slightly worn but otherwise very good
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 1
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 47.00
Length 95.00
References Esmonde Cleary 1994, 279; Martin et al. 1994, 200, fig 47; CHA 011
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Description Not quite realistic depiction of a dog. Seated on haunches with legs parallel and pointing forward. Claws depicted by grooves. Quite chunky torsoe but small haunches. Rather thick neck (like a rottweiler) with mouth open and pointed face with blunt nose. Tail curled over rear and to the left. Slit eyes and grooves along snout. Wears a collar depicted by two parallel grooves with a line of small punched dots between. Pattern of punched dots in three parallel rows down shoulders with a single line extending over the top of the back. Genitalia show between rear legs. Fairly small crecent-shaped ears. Very interesting and unusual piece.


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