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ID 772
Images No image in database
Grid Ref SX9292
Project type Excavation
County Devon
Site Exeter
Site Name Valiant Soldier, Holloway Street
Site Type Military
Location Type Fortress
Context ?cremation in layer 174
Context Quality 2
Site Date C1
Context Date c.75-80
Object Date C1
Object Period 1
Material Bronze
Other finds from site 1st century samian
Import Yes
Location Exeter City Museum
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Panther
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Is an attribute of Bacchus
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Worn, legs missing
Classical 1
Photo Yes
Illustration Yes
Height 0.00
Length 49.00
Parallels London (442)
References Salvatore 2001, 135, pl 6; Allason-Jones 1991, 257, fig 116, no 103
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Description Galloping panther. The mouth is open and the tail tucked between the legs. Panthers associated with the cult of Cybele and often in funerary contexts. Unlikely to have been made locally. (A-J)


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