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ID 391
Images No image in database
Grid Ref TF0908
Project type Unknown
County Lincolnshire
Site Tallington
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 0
Object Period 9
Material Bronze
Location Lincoln Museum
Ref No LCNCC: 1948.18
M/F Male
Form Figurine
Type Human
Name Priest
Aliases Charioteer
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Clothed Yes
Clothing description Belted robe.
Drapery No
Condition Missing right hand
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 1
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 0.00
Length 0.00
Parallels Reinach 1913, 306 nos 7 and 8
References Pitts 1979, 58 no 46; Hawkes 1946, 17
[Link to Bibliography]
Description Stands with left hand open, thumb raised. Fairly crude facial features with long nose and incised cap hair. Uncertain identification. The museum lists it as a charioteer, while the stance is similar to that of many priests or worshippers. There is some confusion over the references for this figure, Pitts lists it as Mercury, but she has no no 45 so this could be typo. Or it could be due to the fact that Green (1976) confused this figure with the Mercury from Brant Broughton (no 61). Hawkes states that the Mercury is from Broughton and another figure from Tallington, but he does not state what the figure is.


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