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ID 139
Grid Ref TL9925
Project type Unknown
County Essex
Site Colchester
Site Type Colonia
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 0
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Import No
Place of manufacture Local
Location Colchester Castle Museum
Ref No COLEM 2003.203 and 1936.902
M/F Female
Age Mature
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Venus
Aliases Mother Goddess
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Seated
Attributes Yes
Attribute description Mirror?
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Missing lower left arm and feet, corroded and worn.
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 3
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 65.00
Length 0.00
References Pitts 1979, no 119, pl 21; Green 1976, 216, no 13, pl 13d; Colchester and Essex Museum Report for the year ending 31st March 1937, 19 pl. Xb
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Description Purchased, said to have been found in Colchester. Odd and poorly executed piece. Nude seated female. Right hand rests on thigh and holds a flat circular object, possibly a mirror. Leans back. Slightly pot belly. Face has chubby round cheeks, long nose, hair in a roll. Rounded shoulders.


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