Roman Capricorn Figurine The figurine is made of solid bronze. It measures 21cm in length, and weighs 900gm. It is from the 1st or 2nd Century CE. It was found near the Roman lead mines on the Mendip Hills. It is held at the Museum of Somerset in Taunton. The Roman Capricorn Figurine has a fish tail and a goat’s head and two front legs. There are lots of natural repetitive engraved lines to create detail and texture throughout the piece. The details help draw one’s eyes from the head down to the tail. Its facial expression is rather solemn. The way its legs have been positioned give the figurine movement. The way the engraved hair lines move into the scales give the piece unity; it looks like it could be an actual creature instead of looking like some cut a goat in half and a fish and stitched them together. Sources:

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