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ID 727
Images No image in database
Grid Ref TL8572
Project type Metal detector
County Suffolk
Site Ingham
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Location Returned to finder
Ref No SF-177545
M/F Male
Age Mature
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Priapus
Bearded Yes
Standing/Seated Standing
Headgear Pileus
Clothed No
Drapery Yes
Drapery description Short cloak across shoulders
Condition Good
Classical 1
Quality Stylised
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 60.50
Length 0.00
References Worrell 2005, 465, fig 16; Martin et al. 2005, 108, fig 31 A; PAS database; SAU ING010.
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Description He has an oval face with close-set circular eyes, a small triangular nose, and a horizontal line representing the mouth, which is visible through a long pointed beard. The neck is broad, the shoulders narrow, and the elbows set at right angles to the body. The palms of the hands are pressed together. Covering the upper half of the body is a cloak, the folds of which are depicted with moulding and grooves. The arms are beneath the cloak and the rest of the body is naked. The legs are straight and separated by a longitudinal groove. There are transverse grooves behind the knees and the feet are disproportionately small and lacking in detail. The well-modelled and rounded buttocks protrude from beneath the upturned edge of the cloak. Extending almost to the knees are enlarged testicles with only a trace of the penis above (Worrell).
PAS id SF-177545


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