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Post By Harry_Morant
Oct 01, 2013, 02:39 PM
Pelican artifact found in waters of Greece
Does anyone know what this metal statue is? It was found in the waters of Greece. Seems to be brass or bronze. It is a Pelican with its beak in its chest which in ancient times represented blood of Christ. I have no clue how old it is or what it is. Can someone lead me in the right direction? Thanks
Oct 01, 2013, 04:03 PM
from the 'foot', it would appear to be the leg of a chair or table. Beyond that, I'm clueless. Size/scale? Cheers! Yakker
Oct 01, 2013, 04:23 PM
storks are found across Europe...perhaps it is not a pelican?
I agree the thing might be a leg for a chair or table...perhaps a chair from a theater.
are there mounting holes or something on the opposite side?
Oct 01, 2013, 04:50 PM
that thing is amazing , and if it is bronze better yet , it was eye balled or detected ?
Oct 02, 2013, 11:35 AM
It caught my eye when I was snorkeling. Took several attempts to retrieve it since it was so deep.
Oct 02, 2013, 11:39 AM
It's about 20 inches tall and is very heavy. It clearly resembles a pelican and the beak in the chest signifies writings about the symbolism of Christ.
Oct 02, 2013, 12:26 PM
It doesn't look like it had been in the sea a long time, and looks quite modern.
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Oct 07, 2013, 08:42 PM
What does the back side look like? It appears to be cast. Is the other side identical? Cool find and welcome to T-Net.
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Oct 07, 2013, 11:18 PM
I'm leaning towards it being a crane as well
Mar 18, 2014, 04:38 PM
not ancient and some sort of leg... thats my opinion
Mar 18, 2014, 05:07 PM
Will it stand up on its own? If not, it seems to be a leg.
Modern, if it was in the ocean for any length of time it should have some wear and pitting
the details just seem way to crisp
In my opinion
Mar 19, 2014, 04:27 AM
This looks great. Cool find.
But I, too think it looks more like a stork or crane, if it is a pelican the pouch is not really prominent...
We could better tell if you take a full frontal picture, the two ones you posted are almost identical sideviews...
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