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This spirited and perky little bird is inspired by geometric votive birds from sanctuaries, some of which were hung as pendants, maybe from trees, which would explain the little loop on the back. These originals date to ca 750-700BC.

I took a photo of the original with his little friends when in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens in April 2022 - they are in the lovely Bronze Room on the left before you go up to the Thera frescoes on the first floor.

Its face is rather 'equine'! It looks similar to geometric horses from this period.


bronze bird on base

SKU: BA-200
  • dimensions

    Height including base: 18cm . Length from top of tail to tip of snout: 15cm . Width of bird itself: 6cm . Dimensions of base: 7cmx12cmx2cm . Weight: 1.5kg
  • about the bronze collection

    The bronze pieces are cast in Greece using the traditional lost wax method. As nothing is mass-produced, there will inevitably be slight variations in texture, patina, and colour. No two pieces are ever the same. If mounted on a marble base, it will be a black or very dark grey base. There may be a variation of some millimetres in the dimensions of the base from time to time.

    It's All Greek is proud to have been working with the Semitekolo family foundry since 1999. It has been a privilege to handle these gorgeous pieces and to sell them to customers all over the world.

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