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ID 413
Grid Ref TL9925
Project type Unknown
County Essex
Site Colchester
Site Type Colonia
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 0
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Import Maybe
Location Colchester Castle Museum
Ref No COLEM J05.1078
M/F Female
Form Attachment
Type Animal
Name Panther
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Is an attribute of Bacchus
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Good, very slight corrosion in places.
Classical 1
Quality High
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 55.00
Length 71.00
Parallels Pitts 1979, no 179; Fleischer 1967, no 252; Rolland 1965, no 232+233; Boucher 1973, nos 287-90+271-3
References Pitts 1979, no 168; Toynbee 1964, 122; Green 1976, 216, no 43, pl 29f
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Description A female panther who 'rests both her forepaws on the upper edge of a round shield; this shield carries a grotesque male countenance framed by a shock of hair, with ram's horns emerging from it, and by a luxuriant beard. . . belongs to a class of objects, probably the ornamental handles of bronze vessels of some sort, that are not uncommon on the Continent (Toynbee)


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