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ID 929
Images No image in database
Grid Ref TL9925
Project type Chance
County Essex
Site Colchester
Site Name 2 Papillon Road
Site Type Colonia
Location Type near shrine
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Other finds from site Found with goat 928
Location Returned to finder
Ref No ESS-D28ED1
Form Figurine
Type Bird
Name Cockerel
Bearded No
Is an attribute of Mercury
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Worn
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 1
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 22.62
Length 29.90
Parallels Similar to cockerel with King Harry Lane Mercury (55)
References PAS database.
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Description The cockerel is shown standing with the right leg slightly forward. The body is moulded with the two wings against the bird.s body and with a long, arched tail. The object is worn, so there is very little detail of individual feathers remaining. The bird.s head is similarly worn and is now missing its beak. No facial features are discernible. The cockerel.s feet are moulded together with worn stumpy feet with no attempt at realistic claws. Originally the cockerel would have stood on a small square base, but nothing of this remains. All break edges are worn smooth, suggesting damage occurred in antiquity (PAS).


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