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ID 141
Grid Ref SP5312
Project type Chance
County Oxfordshire
Site Woodeaton
Site Type Religious
Location Type Shrine
Context Unknown
Context Quality 0
Site Date C1-5
Object Date C2-3
Object Period 3
Material Bronze
Import Maybe
Location Ashmolean Museum
Ref No 1896-1908.R102
M/F Female
Age Youth
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Venus
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Seated
Attributes No
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Good
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 1
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 112.50
Length 0.00
Parallels Boucher 1973, no 179; Zadoks-Josephus Jitta 1969, no 371+54 (for facial features)
References Pitts 1979, no 121, pl 20: Toynbee 1964, 83; Green 1976, 177; Lindgren 1980, 78-9, pl 42; Bagnall Smith 1995, 179; Kirk 1949, 31, pl IV A
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Description Lindgren suggests continental origin based on the facial styling with similarity to several from the Netherlands however Toynbee says 'of a very peculiar form and of definitely local style is the seated Venus from Woodeaton with the arms bent across the body, circular eyes, a wedge-shaped nose, and a crooked mouth'


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