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ID 975
Images No image in database
Grid Ref TF2176
Project type Metal detector
County Lincolnshire
Site Great Sturton
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Date Iron Age/Roman
Object Period -1
Material Bronze
Ref No LIN-CEB738
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Boar
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Good
Classical 0
Quality Stylised 2
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 0.00
Length 37.00
Parallels Jevington (925); Rothwell (889)
References PAS database.
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Description The boar is shown semi-naturalistically, and does not have as much detail as the majority of other boar figurines known from this period (Cf. LIN-2CFD83 and references). The boar is shown standing stationary and looking forward. The ears are both large ovals and are fully erect as if the boar alert to something in front of him. The snout and nose are circular in cross-section and very worn. The body tapers and curves down to the hind legs. The bristles on the back of the boar are erect. The tail is short and curled. The whole look of the boar is as if it is alert or displaying aggression (PAS).


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