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Object Number:
48-2-42
Current Location:
Rome Gallery
Culture:
Early Byzantine
Roman
Provenience:
Turkey (uncertain)
Period:
Early Byzantine Period
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Bronze
Iconography:
Bird
Eagle
Description:
Bird. Black patina, rubbed in places to metal. Bird stands erect and frontal with its tail touching the ground. Its proporations are stocky. Eyes are executed in punched circles. Wings, folded over the back, are indicated by coarse grooving cast in the mold rather than added later.
Height:
4.7cm
Length:
5.9cm
Width:
1.9cm
Credit Line:
Gift of Elise Biddle (Mrs. Harold) Paumgarten
Other Number:
60   -   Collector Number
L-2-81   -   Old Loan Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman World (15 Mar 2003)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Warden, P. Gregory. 1997. The Hilprecht Collection of Greek, Italic, and Roman Bronzes in the University of Pennsylvania Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 58, no.194
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[Catalogue] Moore, Charlotte B. 1969. Description and analysis of the bronze and lead objects in the Herman V. Hilprecht Collection, the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 208, no. 215; p. 367, fig. 152
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