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ID 1061
Grid Ref TQ3079
Project type Unknown
County Greater London
Site London?
Site Type Large town
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 0
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Location Museum of London
Ref No O.1988
M/F Male
Age Mature
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Mercury
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Attributes Yes
Attribute description Purse, head wings, missing caduceus
Clothed No
Drapery Yes
Drapery description Mantle over left shoulder and arm
Condition Missing right foot and ankle, good otherwise
Classical 1
Quality Classical 3
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 124.00
Length 0.00
References Pitts 1979, 117 no 1
[Link to Bibliography]
Description Pitts suggests this could be a fake. Quite a large heavy piece. Disproportionately large right hand is extanded and holds a large purse. The caduceus is missing from the left hand. Fairly crude facial features. Muscular (the bulging left bicep is disproportionately large) with well defined muscles on chest, abdomen and back. The mantle is flung around the left shoulder, curves out from the back of the arm, then rests over the elbow and hangs down behind the forearm. Wings spring directly from the hair.


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