Pendant of a Bird (Rooster?)

700s–600s BCE
Overall: 5 x 9 cm (1 15/16 x 3 9/16 in.)
Location: 102B Greek
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The green patina of this bronze bird pendant is a result of oxidation.


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.
Pendant of a Bird (Rooster?)

Pendant of a Bird (Rooster?)

700s–600s BCE

Northern Greece, Macedonian, Geometric period (900-700 BCE)

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