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ID 935
Images No image in database
Grid Ref TL9925
Project type Metal detector
County Essex
Site Colchester
Site Type Colonia
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Ref No ESS-A60B25
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Boar
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Good
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 1
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 21.47
Length 32.02
Parallels Camerton (742)
References PAS database.
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Description The figurine is of a complete boar, standing on a sub-rectangular base. The appearance of the boar is very naturalistic, with incised detail to represent the eyes and hair. The nose is upturned, with a small cast tusk to either side. The ears are sub-rectangular with a small depression at the front. The moulded crest runs from between the ears to the tail, with incised vertical lines to represent the bristles, the crest is sub-triangular in cross section. The tail is short and moulded in such a way as to represent a curl in the tail. The front legs are angled slightly forward, and the back legs are bent. There is a slight casting flaw between the back legs. The hooves are cast directly onto the rectangular base, which is worn and damaged around the edges (PAS).
PAS id ESS-A60B25


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