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ID 77
Grid Ref TQ3079
Project type Unknown
County Greater London
Site London
Site Type Large town
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 0
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Import No
Place of manufacture Local
Location Museum of London
Ref No G22143
M/F Male
Age Mature
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Hercules
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Attributes Yes
Attribute description Lionskin, club
Clothed No
Drapery No
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 2
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 118.50
Length 0.00
Parallels Faider-Feytmans 1957, no 50; Leibundgut 1976, no 181; Zadoks-Josephus Jitta 1973, no 11; Kaufmann-Heinimann 1977, no 46
References Pitts 1979, 61 no 59; Green 1976, 224
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Description Nude male, weight on right leg. Attenuated lionskin over left arm; left hand clenched; right arm raised with club held vertically; ithyphallic. . . Etruscan/classical type; local work; poor body modelling and facial features; hair indicated by thick grooves, thick necks (Pitts). Long thin body, torso long in comparison to legs; cap hair; little modelling on body, thick feet look booted; fingers of right hand crudely defined by a few grooves, left hand just a triangle.


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