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ID 555
Grid Ref ST5976
Project type Chance
County Bristol
Site Horfield
Site Name Elmdene, Kellaway Avenue
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Date Post-medieval
Object Period 10
Material Bronze
Import Yes
Location Bristol City Museum
Ref No BRSMG F2350
M/F Male
Age Youth
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Mercury
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Headgear Petasos
Attributes Yes
Attribute description Petasos, ankle wings, purse
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Good, slightly worn, right wing broken
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 1
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 58.50
Length 0.00
Parallels Flempton (59), London (42), Perth (229), Plymstock (364)
References Green 1976, 184; Toynbee 1976, 98; Russell and Williams 1984, 21, 26, fig. 3
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Description Stands in flight with weight on straight right leg, left bent to rear. Right arm raised with pointed finger. Left hand holds a purse. Large ankle wings. Petasos with large wings. Stands on a small round base with double moulding and shaft below (height with base 64mm). Rather crude face. Belly button dimple, nipples and eyes incised. Rather flat face with small slit mouth and wedge nose. Little musculature depicted.


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