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Object Number:
MS3367
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Italy
Date Made:
100-299 AD
Early Date:
100
Late Date:
299
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Gold
Iconography:
Bird
Description:
Bird. Hollow casr duck entirely covered by fine granulation. Legs of thick plain wires to suggest webbed feet. The join between leg and body is accented by a plain wire circle. The wings, in outline against body, are in the shape of leaves and are bordered by thick rope wire and then thin plain wire. The shoulder of the wing contains seven cells bordered by twisted wire which are empty of granulation, in 2-3-2 order. Running toward the point of the wing are three plait wires. The back half of the wing is filled by granulation. The beak is truncated. Eyes outlined by a circle of plain wire. On the back is a loop of plain wire which connects to a plain wire link supporting a plain wire attachment hook. Originally covered by a black encrustation now removed.

Bibliography:

[Book] Marshall, Frederick H. 1911. Catalogue of the Jewellery, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman, in the Department of Antiquities, British Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 2446
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