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ID 62
Grid Ref SU6462
Project type Excavation
County Hampshire
Site Silchester
Site Type Civitas capital
Location Type Settlement
Context Pit
Context Quality 3
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Import No
Place of manufacture Local
Location Reading Museum
Ref No REDMG R03650
M/F Male
Age Youth
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Bacchus
Aliases Hercules, Mercury
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Headgear Ivy leaf crown
Attributes Yes
Attribute description Purse or grapes
Clothed No
Drapery Yes
Drapery description Drapery over right shoulder, across back and left forearm. Deeply grooved folds
Condition Missing right hand; slightly corroded and worn
Classical 1
Quality Classical 3
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 70.00
Length 0.00
Prototype hint of Praxitelean S-posture
Parallels Leibundgut 1976, no 13; Zadoks-Josephus Jitta 1969, no 6; Colchester (no 70)
References Pitts 1979, no 47, pl 5; Green 1976, 195, no 30; St John Hope 1893, 561; Hutchinson 1986, 208, Me-17
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Description Stands with weight on right leg, left forward and slightly bent. Right arm at side. Left arm bent at elbow, holds object (grapes? Quite corroded so hard to tell) in palm. Fingers depicted. Quite chuuby, modelling of body good, very small feet. Head turned slightly to the right. Hair in ringlets at back of head. Face quite poor- possible casting flaw. Eyes very close together and deeply socketed, almost forming one large hole with only a thin ridge of nose between. Mouth also quite a large depression. Overall quality of the piece let down by problems with the face.


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