A pristine Roman sculpture: take a spin
The pristine Roman sculpture of an eagle, found last September by our archaeologists, has been 3D scanned. Explore this fantastic object in this 3D animation, which includes a few words from our Senior Roman Finds Specialist, Angela Wardle.
Take a spin...
Angela reveals something of how the eagle was made, of what and by whom. She also outlines what the iconography of the eagle represents and where the sculpture is likely to have been placed.
The eagle sculpture, which dates to the 1st or 2nd century AD, was found during excavation at Minories in the City of London, for Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) and its development partners Endurance Land.
It has been hailed as one of the finest example of Romano-British Statuary ever found.
Archaeologists have discovered an extraordinary Roman sculpture in the form of an eagle firmly grasping a writhing serpent in its beak.
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