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ID 419
Grid Ref SU6462
Project type Unknown
County Hampshire
Site Silchester
Site Type Civitas capital
Location Type Insula I
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Import No
Place of manufacture Local
Location Reading Museum
Ref No REDMG 03653
M/F Male
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Goat
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Is an attribute of Mercury
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Not very good; pitted
Classical 1
Quality Classical 3
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 87.00
Length 67.00
Parallels Faider-Feytmans 1957, no 151; Menzel 1966, no 101+102
References Pitts 1979, no 177, pl 27; Toynbee 1964, 126; Green 1976, 195, no 27; Boon 1974, 167
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Description a pleasant combination of naturalism in the stance, in the build of the body, and in the details of the horns and beard, and of stylization in the hatched rib that presumably denotes a stripe of dark hair along the backbone (Toynbee) Quite a large unusual piece. Stands with head turned to left. Fairly large horns, left ear broken, large beard under chin. Along the back is a strip divided in two by a longitudinal groove and with paralled transverse grooves along its length from the top of the head to the tail where is is turned up at the rear to form the tail. Legs in poor condition, right rear leg broken and repaired. Rather long, graceful neck.


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