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ID 897
Images No image in database
Grid Ref SP8838
Project type Metal detector
County Buckinghamshire
Site Milton Keynes
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 1
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Ref No NARC884
M/F Male
Form Figurine
Type Deity
Name Mercury
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Headgear Petasos
Attributes Yes
Attribute description Petasos
Clothed No
Drapery Yes
Drapery description Cloak over left arm and shoulder
Condition Missing right arm and left hand, worn
Classical 1
Photo No
Illustration No
Height 68.60
Length 0.00
References PAS database.
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Description A small copper-alloy statuette probably representing Mercury, the figure stands on a small integrally cast flat base and is wearing boots which reach to mid-calf, the tops of which are v-shaped front and back, although very worn at the back. The figure's left leg is slightly bent at the knee. The right arm below the shoulder is missing, the break appears old, but it is not clear if it is a post-depositional break. The left arm is swathed in the folds of a cloak which is draped over the left and falls in 5 moulded folds; the left hand is missing and the stump protrudes from the cloak. The rest of the legs and torso are unclothed. The groin and stomach/chest musculature have been moulded but are worn, there is no obvious phallus. The head is turned slightly to the left when viewed face on, the chin is tipped slightly downwards when viewed head uppermost. The head gear is a circular beret type hat with two protrusions on the top-front, facial features are very worn but present. The figure does not stand up. The whole figure has a good deep brown patina (PAS).
PAS id NARC884


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