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ID 483
Grid Ref TQ3079
Project type Unknown
County Greater London
Site London
Site Type Large town
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 0
Object Period 9
Material Bronze
Location Museum of London
Ref No G23129
M/F Male
Age Mature
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Worshipper
Aliases Mercury, Hercules
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Clothed No
Drapery Yes
Drapery description over left arm and side of body
Condition Missing lower right forearm; worn
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 2
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 72.00
Length 0.00
References Pitts 1979, 111, no 287
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Description Standing with legs straight; feet joined together by loop underneath (purpose of loop doubtful if amulet figure would be upside down cf Etruscan figures). Left arm out to side has very large hand; drapery over arm and down side of body; right arm lost at elbow; short hair (Pitts). Cap hair, facial features hard to see as worn. Drapery over left arm looks more like a lionskin than mantle. The right hand is missing so we cann;t see what he was holding but it is not raised to hold a club as is usual with Hercules. The left hand is overly large, rectangular and mitten-like, open with thumb raised, no caduceus. Quite a long thin piece, legs long but not overly so. Fairly simple execution. Top of thighs joined.


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