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ID 338
Grid Ref SU6462
Project type Unknown
County Hampshire
Site Silchester
Site Type Civitas capital
Location Type Insula XXXIV
Context Unknown
Context Quality 2
Object Date L C2-3?
Object Period 3
Material Bronze
Secondary Material Silvered eyes?
Import No
Place of manufacture Local?
Location Reading Museum
Ref No REDMG 03649
M/F Female
Age Mature
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Venus
Bearded No
Headgear Diadem
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Head only. Slightly worn and corroded
Classical 1
Quality Classical 2 or 3
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 38.00
Length 0.00
Parallels Babelon and Blanchet 1895, no 264
References Pitts 1979, no 222, pl 29; Green 1976, 195, no 19; Lindgren 1980, 86-7, pl 57; Toynbee 1964, 83, n.9ii
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Description Head broken at neck (break worn). Nicely modelled, left side of face and nose slightly corroded. Eyes quite deep sockets. Wavy hair with central parting frames face, bun at nape of neck. The back of the head is smooth - no hair depicted. Diadem with double moulding. Hair and diadem quite overpowering of the face. From a good quality piece. Neck hollow but head solid.


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