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ROMAN MOUNT

A complete copper alloy Roman mount depicting a bird, likely a member of the corvid family; a raven or possibly a crow. The mount would have most probably been attached to a vessel. The bird is depicted in the rest position, with wings folded across the back of the body. The head is raised up and tail low down, both extending from the body. The body of the bird is 'D' shaped in plan with a flat ba…