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A Fragment of a Monumental Bronze Statue, Lincoln

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Penny Coombe, John Pearce, Kathryn Libby

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-359
Number of pages11
Early online date6 May 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2019


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A fragment of Roman monumental bronze sculpture was discovered near Lincoln in 2015 and reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme. This note offers identification of the piece as an over-life-size finger, describes comparable examples and similar pieces from the local area, and makes suggestions as to the original form of the sculpture from which it may have derived. The statue's metallurgical characteristics and making, the possible context of display and the circumstances of deposition are also considered.

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