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Figurine

Object Number:48-2-148
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Turkey (Country)
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Bronze
Iconography:Animal
Height: 3.2 cm
Width: 4.1 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Elise Biddle (Mrs. Harald) Paumgarten, 1948, 1948
Other Number:33 - Collector Number
L-2-73 - Old Loan Number

Description

Cista foot: hybrid animal. Dark green patina, object is intact. A large modern screw set underneath was removed in 1966. Animal has a lion's head and bird's wings, and ends below in a single lion's paw. At the back is a ledge set at the top of the wings and a smaller one behind the claw, used to support the vessel for which it was a foot. Face is roughly indicated by gashes. Traces of grooves indicating feathers remain on the left wing.

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. 61, no. 213, 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. 158-159, no. 165; p. 344, fig. 109View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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