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ID 933
Images No image in database
Grid Ref TM0419
Project type Metal detector
County Essex
Site Fingringhoe
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Other finds from site Rider (930)
Location returned to finder
Ref No ESS-1FE6A0
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Horse
Bearded No
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Front half only
Classical 0
Quality Stylised 2
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 0.00
Length 57.22
References PAS database.
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Description The remaining part of the figurine represents the front torso, head and forelegs of the animal, crudely rendered. The body of the horse is subrectangular in plan and section. At the point of break along the back is a circular gouge, though this does not seem deliberate and more likely to be a result of damage. The break edge is worn smooth, suggesting damage occurred in antiquity. The horse's neck is subtriangular in section, having a flattened front and peaked mane. The mane is depicted through downward pointing diagonal incised lines to either side of the neck that run for approximately two thirds of the neck's width. The horse's head is suboval in profile and section, being long and narrow. The ears are formed from two upstanding triangular knops that despite no inner ear detail suggest that the ears are forward facing. The eyes are lentoid indentations to either side of the head. They are lined by a sub lozenge raised, moulded line, though it is clearer to one side than the other. There has been no attempt to depict the nostrils or detail on the muzzle. The horse's mouth is formed from a simple, transverse groove through the end of the muzzle. The forelegs of the horse are parallel, as if the horse is standing and not in motion. They are formed from simple circular sectioned shafts, with no form of joints represented. The legs are slightly curved backwards. The legs expand into broad flared terminals that represent the hooves, which follow the slight backward curve (PAS).


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