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ID 889
Images No image in database
Grid Ref TF1599
Project type Metal detector
County Lincolnshire
Site Rothwell
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 0
Object Date Iron Age
Object Period -1
Material Bronze
Secondary Material enamelled/inset eyes?
Location Returned to finder
Ref No LIN-2CFD83
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Boar
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Slightly worn
Classical 0
Quality Stylised 1
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 0.00
Length 0.00
Parallels Camerton (742); Rhossili (247); Great Sturton (975)
References PAS database.
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Description The boar is quite realistically portrayed with careful attention to anatomical detail. The surface of the boar is slightly worn, but appears to be in a good state of preservation. The boar has a solid body with a life-like head detailing all of the major facial features. The snout is flat-ended and upturned which is a feature perhaps more reminiscent of domesticated pig than wild boar. The tusks are quite worn and incomplete, being short and slightly inward curving. The eyes are represented by two deep concave circular cells, which may once have contained enamel. The ears are large and upright, roughly triangular in shape and concave on the front. There is a moulded crest running down the back of the boar. The crest is slightly convex and is decorated with a row of crescentric motifs representing the dorsal bristles. These bristles slope forwards. The crescent decoration is also seen on the boars back to either side of the crest. The rump of the boar is decorated with a series of gently curved lines, as are the legs and parts of the cheeks and snout. The tail is upturned and coiled; this is a feature that has been regarded as proof of domestication (Bokonyi 1974, 215). The front legs are moulded slightly forward, and the hind legs are angled, displaying a close attention to detail. The underside is smooth and rounded, with no indication of genitalia (PAS).


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