26 - 27 October 2004
A GREEK GEOMETRIC BRONZE BIRD PENDANT
SECOND HALF OF 8TH/EARLY 7TH CENTURY B.C.
With long upturned beak, the large arched tail with faint traces of dotted circle ornament, suspension loop on its back; and a Greek bronze figure of a duck with duckling, the crested duck with flattened base on flaring legs, a duckling surmounts the suspension loop on its back, with incised circles and linear decoration, restored leg, circa 750-700 B.C.
4½ in. (11 cm.) long and 1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) high respectively (2)
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Animals, 1981, I, nos. 78; and Animals, III, 1996, no. 52 respectively.
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