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ID 875
Images No image in database
Grid Ref SE5951
Project type Excavation
County Yorkshire, North
Site York
Site Name The Mount
Site Type Colonia
Location Type Cemetery
Context Grave (at surface)
Context Quality 2
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Location Yorkshire Museum
Ref No YORYM 2006.2870
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Mouse
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Seated
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Good
Classical 1
Quality Classical 2
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 14.00
Length 44.00
Parallels Leucarum (873), Kenchester (504); Fleischer 1967, 275
References Toynbee 1964, 127, n.2; Dickinson and Wenham 1958, 287, fig. 13 no 79, pl. Ib; RCHME 1962, 100 (xvii), pl. 34
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Description A delightfully realistic study, with the long nose resting on one extended forepaw, neat round ears, a long tail curled in a circle against the back, and the texture of the fur suggested by short, close-set jabs on the surfaces of the head and body (Toynbee) Mouse nibbling on some food held between his paws. Long face with very small, round indentations for eyes. Not flat on base.


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