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ID 76
Grid Ref TQ3281
Project type Unknown
County Greater London
Site London
Site Name Royal Exchange
Site Type Large town
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Import No
Place of manufacture Local
Location Museum of London
Ref No A17713
M/F Male
Age Mature
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Hercules
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Attributes Yes
Attribute description Lionskin and ?snakes
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Good
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 1
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 112.00
Length 0.00
Parallels Zadoks-Josephus Jitta 1969, no 24 and 1973, no 12; Rolland 1965, no 86; Leibundgut 1976, 182; Lebel 1961, nos 80-5
References Pitts 1979, 61 no 58, pl 4; Green 1976, 224, no 66; Bird 2008, 137
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Description Fairly basic details of face and musculature but effective piece. Proportions not quite right as the torso is short in relation to the legs. Toes indicated by light groves, fingers slightly better depicted. Bird suggests the objects in his hands could be snakes.


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