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ID 560
Grid Ref ST7464
Project type Chance
County Somerset
Site Bath
Site Name Borough Walls
Site Type Small town
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Location Roman Baths Museum
Ref No BATRM 1983.31.1
M/F Female
Age Mature
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Mother goddess
Aliases Dea Nutrix, Minerva
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Seated
Headgear Veil
Attributes Yes
Attribute description Round object in left hand - cake?
Clothed Yes
Clothing description Tunic
Drapery No
Condition Right arm missing, slightly worn.
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 1
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 64.00
Length 0.00
Parallels Thundersley (640)
References Green 1976, 188, no 18; Scarth 1864, 85, pl XXXV
[Link to Bibliography]
Description Very unusual piece. Seated woman holds round object in palm of outstretched left hand. Seated in a large chair with footstool. Quite coarse folds of drapery. Sash tied around waist. Very coarse thick drapery folds. Head tilted forward slightly. Small found face with slit mouth, eyes incised with central raised pupil, left higher than right. Hair braided around forehead and head covered with veil.


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