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Large bronze statue of an eagle, with wings partially open, and head turned to the viewer's left. The eagle's left leg is raised, probably to hold a globe or thunderbolt. The feathers are carefully delineated with incisions, and take different shapes and forms on the body, head, leg and wings.

Cast in several parts (head and neck; wings made separately and inserted; end of wings made separately and inserted; body; end of tail (now missing)). The eagle is far too large to have been an attribute, and it has been suggested that it stood on a column.

The end of the tail and the right foot are missing. The tip of the left wing is completely restored.

Details

  • Title: Eagle
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: A.D. 100–200
  • Physical Dimensions: 104.2 × 78.7 × 76.2 cm (41 × 31 × 30 in.)
  • Type: Sculpture
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 72.AB.151
  • Culture: Roman
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Sculpture (Visual Works)

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