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Pendant of a Bird (Rooster?)

Pendant of a Bird (Rooster?)

700s–600s BC

Bronze

Overall: 5 x 9 cm (1 15/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1999.249

Location

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The green patina of this bronze bird pendant is a result of oxidation.

Description

Although quite schematic, the subject of this pendant is easily recognizable as a bird, likely a rooster. Cleverly designed to hang evenly from its central suspension loop, it comprises three main parts: long neck terminating in a head with a pointy beak and small crest; triangular body with stylized feet; and broadly arched tail feathers.

See also
Collection: 
GR - Greek
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Jewelry
Medium: 
Bronze

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