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ID 759
Images No image in database
Grid Ref SZ5687
Project type Metal detector
County Hampshire
Site Isle of Wight
Site Name Newchurch
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Date C4
Object Period 4
Material Bronze
Other finds from site IA and Roman coins (Republican to 4th c), brooches
Location Newport Museum
Ref No IOW-B354E4
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Dog
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Seated
Clothed No
Drapery No
Classical 1
Quality Classical 3
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Length 39.00
References Worrell 2006, 463-4, fig 35; PAS database.
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Description It is in a relaxed seated pose, resting on its haunches on a small integral. Rectangular plinth, with its forepaws together at the front. It glances upwards slightly with its head turned to the right and its mouth closed. The nose is elongated and its cheeks are quite pronounced. The ears are erect and pointed, although the tip of the right ear is broken off. The collared neck is slender, as are the muscular haunches, torso and front legs. Its tail is curled around to the left, close to the body. Worn decorative hatching on the chest, body, haunches, right shoulder, and each cheek represents hair. The front and rear paws do not appear to have received as much attention to detail as the other elements. The hatching on the hound's right side which represents hair may originally have been present over the entire surface but has worn off in most places, perhaps as a result of frequent handling (Worrell).
PAS id IOW-B354E4


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