A ROMAN TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF AN EAGLE
Catalog:Pottery:Roman: stock #1089922
c. 1st Century B.C.-2nd Century A.D.
Standing up with its chest exposed and wings slightly spread, the head turned to the right, its beak slightly opened. Made is a two piece mold this figure depicts an eagle, the emblem of the deity Jupiter (Greek Zeus) as well as the emblem of Imperial Rome. In exquisite condition this piece is extremely detailed in all features, in particular the details of the feathers. Although easier to achieve with a mold than through carving this level of detail is still noteworthy for a terracotta of its age. Found in the Holy Land.
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