Romano-British cast copper-alloy figurine or mount, in the form of a bird, probably a duck.


The bird is standing. The legs are defined by a central, circular sectioned integrally cast stud, which probably served to attach the object to a vessel. The wings are raised, with four incised lines to each side, which define the feathers. The beak is characteristically duck-like.


Zoomorphic mounts such as this were a popular design on Roman bronze vessels and furnishings such as lamps, jugs and hanging bowls.


See also:- UKDFD 3280