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Object Number: 48-2-42
Current Location: Rome Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Early Byzantine
Provenience: Turkey (uncertain)
Period: Early Byzantine Period
Height: 4.7cm
Length: 5.9cm
Width: 1.9cm
Credit Line:Gift of Elise Biddle (Mrs. Harald) Paumgarten, 1948, 1948
Other Number60 - Collector Number
L-2-81 - Old Loan Number


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman World (15 Mar 2003)View Objects in Exhibition


[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.194View Objects cited in this Publication
[Thesis] 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. 152View Objects cited in this Publication

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