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ID 59
Grid Ref TL8169
Project type Chance
County Suffolk
Site Flempton
Site Name Flempton Hall Farm
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Date Post-medieval
Object Period 10
Material Bronze
Other finds from site Hercules 93, and clay face mask
Import No
Place of manufacture Local
Location West Stow
Ref No BSEMS 1981-67
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, missing caduceus
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Good; missing right foot.
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 1
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 56.50
Length 0.00
Parallels London (42), Perth (229), Plymstock (364), Bristol (555)
References Pitts 1979, no 43, (not pl 11); Green 1976, 212 + 214, pl IV d (Same figurine); Toynbee 1964, 72; Fox 1900, 140; Fox 1911, 303, fig opp p304
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Description Small figure, right side of face pitted - casting flaw? Wing on left ankle bent. Very large wings on helmet-like petasos. Quite crudely but effectively modelled. Fingers sketchily depicted by short grooves. The feathers on the wings also show attention to detail. Nipples and belly button are small circular dimples.


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