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ID 775
Images No image in database
Grid Ref ST8222
Project type Chance
County Dorset
Site Motcombe
Site Name Duncliffe Hill
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Date LIA
Object Period -1
Material Bronze
Secondary Material inset eyes?
Other finds from site no 776
Location Dorset County Museum
Ref No 1990.66.1
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Boar
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Other Torc or collar
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Feet missing.
Classical 0
Quality Stylised 3
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 20.00
Length 39.00
References Henig and Keen 1985, 147-8, fig 12, pl 11
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Description It has a long snout with the mouth indicated as a slit. The eyes are deep circular holes (diam. 2.5mm) which may once have contained settings of enamel or glass; between the ears are four tufts of hair and around the creature's neck is a rilled collar or torc. A protruberance at the base of its spine must represent its tail, and below this a ring and dot motif can only be taken as a stylised anus (Henig and Keen).


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