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ID 19
Grid Ref SP5312
Project type Chance
County Oxfordshire
Site near Oxford
Site Name Woodeaton?
Site Type Religious
Location Type Temple
Context Unknown
Context Quality 0
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Other finds from site with 20 and 21
Location British Museum
Ref No 1883, 0802.11
M/F Male
Age Youth
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Apollo
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Attributes Yes
Attribute description Plectrum
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Good
Classical 1
Quality Classical 3
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 91.00
Length 0.00
Prototype Polykleitos
Parallels Rolland 1965, no 17; Menzel 1966, no 7
References Pitts 1979, no 8; Green 1976, 177; Henig and Munby 1973; Bagnall Smith 1995, 179
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Description It portrays a nude male figure whose beautiful, somewhat effeminate body and carefully waved hair bound at the back in a 'chignon' proclaim to be an Apollo. The god is shown in a relaxed stance, with left leg flexed. He holds a plectrum in his right hand (Henig). Simple piece, quite well executed. Fingers and toes depicted. Attribute missing from left hand.


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