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Object Number: 48-2-75
Current Location: Rome Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Byzantine
Provenience: Turkey (uncertain)
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Bronze
Iconography:Bird
Height: 6.1cm
Credit Line:Gift of Elise Biddle (Mrs. Harald) Paumgarten, 1948, 1948
Other Number36 - Collector Number
L-2-75 - Other Number

Description

Bronze finial: bird. Dark brown patina with traces of green. It is very rubbed. Bird is perched on a kind of orb set on a round columnar base which flares at the bottom and divides at the top into three petals. Bird's eyes are round with dotted pupils. Wings are set off from body by grooves.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman World (15 Mar 2003)View Objects in Exhibition

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. 55, no. 183, pl. 21View 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: pp. 214-215, no. 221; p. 370, fig. 158View Objects cited in this Publication

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