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ID 137
Grid Ref TL9925
Project type Unknown
County Essex
Site Colchester
Site Type Military
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 0
Object Date C2-3?
Object Period 3
Material Bronze
Import No
Place of manufacture Local
Location Colchester Castle Museum
Ref No COLEM 1936.1167
M/F Female
Age Youth
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Venus
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Headgear Diadem
Attributes Yes
Attribute description Apple
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Missing right foot and slightly worn.
Classical 1
Quality Classical 3
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 104.00
Length 0.00
Parallels Menzel 1964, no 34; Fleischer 1967, no 85+86; Boucher 1971, no 11; Rolland 1965, no 76
References Pitts 1979,no 117, pl 4; Green 1976, 216, no 2; Toynbee 1964, 83; Hull 1961, 35; Lindgren 1980, 77, pl 40
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Description Nude standing figure with weight on right left, left leg bent. Looks slightly to the right. Proportions good. Fingers and toes depicted. Left hand around apple particularly good. Right arm outstretched with open palm. Small breasts. Hair in bun at back of neck and a few long tresses fall forward over her shoulders. Legs joined to the knees. Foot quite large. Eyes with fairly deep sockets, nose and mouth nicely featured, dimple belly button. Well executed piece.


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