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ID 782
Images No image in database
Grid Ref SY6788
Project type Unknown
County Dorset
Site Maiden Castle?
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 0
Object Period 9
Material Bronze
Import Yes
Place of manufacture Italy
Location Dorset County Museum
Ref No 1935.15.6
M/F Female
Age Mature
Form Figurine
Type Human
Name Woman
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Clothed Yes
Clothing description Robe
Drapery No
Classical 0
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 73.00
Length 0.00
Parallels Boucher 1970, 102 no. 90 + 1976, 31-2; Franzoni 1980, 76-7 no. 57+58; Adam 1984, 206 no. 326
References Henig 1992, 186-7, pl 1
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Description The body, which is shown two dimensionally - it is only 3mm thick - measures 15mm across the shoulders. The subject is a woman, wearing a long robe with a diagonal fold from the left shoulder to the right arm and two horizontal bands indicating a hemline above the feet. The right arm seems to have been indicated as an afterthought by means of a simple vertical cut. The head which is presented in the round, is approximately ovoid, 14mm in height by 11mm in breadth and 10mm in depth. The physiognomy is simplified with almond-shaped eyes and slit mouth and the hair is worn short with a fringe (Henig).


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