Animal roof finial

This pottery roof finial is shaped like an animal, perhaps a bear or a mythical creature. It is very unusual as it is virtually complete, only missing small portions of its legs. It was discovered in Exeter in 1883.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
A6232
Category
Antiquities
Collection Class
Exeter archaeology
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Material
ceramicTotnes ware
Common Name
animal roof finial
Simple Name
roof finial
Period Classification
Medieval (1200-1500)
Production Year Low
1200
Production Year High
1500

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zoomorphic roof finial