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ID 756
Images No image in database
Grid Ref SP4417
Project type Metal detector
County Oxfordshire
Site Woodstock
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Ref No BERK-EF07C2
Form Figurine
Type Bird
Name Pigeon
Bearded No
Clothed No
Drapery No
Classical 1
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 32.30
Length 39.80
References Worrell 2006, 447; fig 16; PAS database.
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Description A figurine of a bird holding a seed in its beak, perhaps intended to represent a pigeon or dove. The bird has been cast in the round with a flat back and a fan-shaped tail. At the junction between the tail and the back there is a pronounced semi-circular depression and there is a corresponding depression on the underside of the body and tail. The body then tapers towards an angular, lozenge-shaped stand representing legs and feet. The wings are not defined and no plumage or feathers are indicated (Worrell).


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