I need your help
with a Roman
(?) Ceramic Dove
(Pidgeon?), or similar bird.
Size: approx. 115mm (L) x 45mm (W). Fits nicely into one's hand
This was something I picked up well over thirty years ago, and because it
was broken it was a relatively inexpensive thing to have obtained for a (then)
beginner/novice into the field
of ancient ceramic artefacts.
The problem with the deal was that it came with almost no other information,
except the general "Roman
" description applied to it by the dealer.
Unfortunately I have no further idea about whether that was correct or not,
and so thought I would enquire with this highly informed group as to whether
come across a similar item, and what additional details may be
forthcoming about it - if any. Is it Roman
? Is it Greek? Is it a Dove
As may be seen, it is almost complete
, if broken, and everything fits together
nicely, including a very small piece at the beak (not shown). In the many years
since I bought it I have not come across anything like it. Any thoughts?
I appreciate anything you may be able to offer toward identifying this item.