Bronze statue object

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Bronze statue object

Post by gonediggling » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:24 pm

Hi Everyone

Please could any of you help identify this item I found last week?
I would like to know its age and what it would have been for.
It came from one of my permissions, using two-tone ferris on my Etrac. It was only about six inches down on a very wet and muddy field. Found in North Lincolnshire.

Many thanks in Advance.

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Re: Bronze statue object

Post by Resurgam » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:33 pm

Could it, perhaps, be a gaming piece?

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Re: Bronze statue object

Post by fred » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:34 pm

No idea what it is but I like it. ::g Is there a hole in the underside?

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Re: Bronze statue object

Post by Stillburning » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:35 pm

Very cool find ::g

Looks like it may be hollow at the base, is that a socket or is it all hollow?
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Re: Bronze statue object

Post by Hairyhands » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:37 pm

That's lovely and I'd think roman

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Re: Bronze statue object

Post by gonediggling » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:48 pm

It's hollow. I tried to send a picture but the computer won't let me.


Thank you so far for all your interest and input.

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Re: Bronze statue object

Post by Steve_T » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:54 pm

Could it be a candle snuffer?

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Re: Bronze statue object

Post by thefiggis » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:58 pm

Looks vaguely oriental
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Re: Bronze statue object

Post by sweepstick47 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:59 pm

The photo's doesn't allow more than a speculative assessment but if it is hollow, with a hole around the head area (usually at the apex), it could be an incense burner. I just fancy the figure has an Eastern appearance. Regards ss47
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Re: Bronze statue object

Post by Steve_T » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:10 pm

Got a photo of the bit connected to the head, looks like a hole

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Re: Bronze statue object

Post by Me and my boy » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:22 pm

Steve_T wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:54 pm
Could it be a candle snuffer?

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My first thought too.
Nice whatever it is.
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Re: Bronze statue object

Post by oldartefact » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:49 pm

May well be a buddah ...
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Re: Bronze statue object

Post by JLSeagul » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:45 pm

Could it be a fireplace poker handle? a very old one maybe

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Re: Bronze statue object

Post by beaubrummell » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:03 pm

Early chess piece maybe. Pawn or a bishop?
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Re: Bronze statue object

Post by alloverover » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:34 pm

Its an early piece, not sure when from to be honest but no later than medieval, its lovely and very rare gd ::g ::g

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Re: Bronze statue object

Post by Quoin » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:12 am

The hairstyle and the eyes look chinese to me.

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