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ID 1041
Images No image in database
Grid Ref TL9924
Project type Excavation
County Essex
Site Colchester
Site Name St Mary's Hospital
Site Type Colonia
Context Slot F272
Context Quality 3
Context Date Late C2-4
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Other finds from site Caducei (1038-1040), priestess (1042)
Location Colchester Archaeological Trust
Ref No SF 2648
M/F Male
Age Youth
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Mercury
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Headgear Petasos
Attributes Yes
Attribute description Petasos, purse, caduceus
Clothed No
Drapery Yes
Drapery description Cloak about body
Condition Corroded, one wing of hat missing, feet damaged
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 1
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 71.00
Length 0.00
Prototype Polykleitos Hermes (Lindgren 1980, 40 type 2)
Parallels Boucher 1973, 82-4; Leibundgut 1976, 20-1, pl 4-5; Bruton (327); Caerleon (241)
References Crummy 2006, 60 and 67, fig. 29 no 4, pl 6
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Description See Crummy for full description. Quite a thin figure, rather long thin face. Deep schematic folds on back of cloak, slightly better depiction on the front. Right forearm sticks out from body (emphasised as body so flat) hand holds a large purse, fingers depicted. Quite a detailed figure.


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