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ID 423
Grid Ref TQ3508
Project type Unknown
County Sussex, West
Site Falmer
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 0
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Location British Museum
Ref No 1853,0412.108
M/F Male
Age Youth
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Apollo
Aliases Cupid
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Attributes Yes
Attribute description Quiver
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Good, slightly worn; break at left knee, left arm broken just above the elbow
Classical 1
Quality Classical 3
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 62.00
Length 0.00
References Green 1976, 221, pl XII d. This must be the Stanmer Cupid in Wimbolt 1935, 67
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Description Small slightly elongated figure. Some attempt at details of the musculature of the legs but it is not very well carried out. Stands with weight on right leg, left leg slightly bent, right hand at waist, looks down at to the left. Published as Cupid but the baldric and quiver suggest Apollo. Possibly holding a small round object in the left hand. No details on feet which are joined, the right hand is truncated but short grooves depict the fingers. Nipples are small round dimples on the chest, as is the belly button. Curly hair, crude facial features. Central groove down the front from chest to belly button. Stands on a small, square pedestal base. Henig wonders about date of figure from photo.


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