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ID 873
Grid Ref SS5697
Project type Excavation
County West Glamorgan
Site Loughor
Site Name Leucarum (Dock Street)
Site Type Military
Location Type Fort (Site 53)
Context Building 3.10 demolition debris
Context Quality 3
Site Date Late C1-early C4
Context Date Early C2 (phase 12)
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Location National Museum of Wales
Ref No 98.6H/3.155
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Mouse
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Seated
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Good, slight damage to left ear.
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 1
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 32.10
Length 78.70
Parallels York (875), Kenchester (504)
References Lloyd-Morgan 1997, 268-9, fig. 100 no. 155
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Description Freestanding statuette of a mouse seated but leaning forward and holding between its front paws a flat circular cake, in the same plane as the line of the body, and appearing to be on the point of eating. Its ears are pricked back; the left one is now a little damaged. The tail sticks out straight behind and nicely balances the piece when seen in side view. The eyes and whiskers are suggested with engraved detail (Lloyd-Morgan, 268). Quite a large piece, fairly crudely modelled. Dimple eyes, large paws with claws. Groove for mouth. Quite a round, thick body like a sausage. The rear legs sit awkwardly underneath.


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