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ID 29
Grid Ref TL8564
Project type Unknown
County Suffolk
Site Bury St Edmunds
Site Name Abbeygate Street
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Import No
Place of manufacture Local?
Location Ipswich Museum
Ref No ISPMG 1936-244.10
M/F Male
Age Mature
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Mars
Bearded Yes
Standing/Seated Standing
Headgear Helmet
Attributes Missing
Attribute description Shield and spear
Clothed Yes
Clothing description Military kilt and breastplate
Drapery No
Condition Lower right leg missing; slightly worn
Classical 1
Quality Classical 3
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 115.00
Length 0.00
Parallels Kaufmann-Heinimann 1977, no 15; Boucher 1973, no 94
References Pitts 1979, no 15; Green 1976, 214, pl II a
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Description Helmet with large double crest. Stands leaning slightly to the left. Left leg slightly bent at knee and splayed to the left. Small foot, toes depicted. Right arm raised, hand clasped around missing spear or sword. Left arm at side, mitten hand, probably held a shield. Clothing quite detailed. Bushy beard forms a collar around the neck, moustache, face rather flat. Nicely detailed piece but the execution (face, small foot, mitten hand) betray the provincial origin. Proportions not quite right.


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