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ID 422
Grid Ref TG2218
Project type Chance
County Norfolk
Site Haynford
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 0
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Location British Museum
Ref No 1853,0502.11
M/F Male
Age Child
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Cupid
Aliases Bacchus
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Attributes Missing
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Poor, weathered, missing right hand
Classical 1
Quality Classical 3
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 76.00
Length 0.00
Parallels Faider-Feytmans 1957, 56, no 62, pl 14
References Green 1976, 205, pl XII b; Haverfield 1901a, 318, fig 31; Fox 1889, 361; Hutchinson 1986, 207, Me-16
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Description A pudgy male child, nude, is engaged in an energetic dance (Hutchinson) She suggests it is a child Bacchus or Bacchic genius based on the pose as it reacalls the dance of the Dionysian thiasoi. Although in poor condition you can see that the musculature is deinfed. The facial features are only barely visible, the hair is in a top-knot. Proportions good. Feet and hands not well depicted (although it is hard to tell due to the poor condition).


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