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Figurine

Vessel Fragment

Object Number:48-2-76
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Turkey (uncertain)
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Bronze
Iconography:Swan
Height: 7.5 cm
Width: 7.7 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Elise Biddle (Mrs. Harald) Paumgarten, 1948, 1948
Other Number:125 - Collector Number
L-2-101? - Old Loan Number

Description

Foot of bronze vessel: swan. Patina removed in 1966. Body of swan ends in one large lion's paw standing on a base consisting of double discs. Bird's wings are outstretched, and its bill rests on its breasts. At the back there is a ledge at the lower level of the wings and traces 1 on each wing of attachments used to mount a vessel. The wings themselves curve to conform with the curve of the vessel. Feathers are patterned grooves. The tip of one wing broken off.

Bibliography:

[Book] Warden, P. G. 1997. The Hilprecht Collection of Greek, Italic, and Roman Bronzes in the University of Pennsylvania Museum.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 62, no. 216, pl. 23View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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.. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 160-161, no. 167; p. 345, fig. 111View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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