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LOT 0368

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GBP (£) 400 - 600
EUR (€) 480 - 720
USD ($) 540 - 820

Bid History: 3   |   Current bid: £6

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Bid History: 3   |   Current bid: £6

Iron Age Celtic Goddess Figurine

2nd century BC-2nd century AD

A bronze figure modelled in the round as a stylised female goddess standing on a tiered plinth base, wearing a v-section headdress over cropped shoulder-length hair, neck ornamentation or elaborate collar expressed as two parallel rows of punched dots in V-formation, continued to the reverse and down the back, arms held at a distance from the body with arm bands to the upper arm, palms facing inwards, hands oriented towards the ground, legs tight together with a band of textile wrapped around the waist and falling between the legs, also ornamented with punched dots, dashed diagonal lines down the back of the legs, a possible inscription to the base of the head. 29.3 grams, 48.5mm height (2 1/2"). Very fine condition. [No Reserve]

Provenance
Found Norfolk, UK, before 2001.
Private collection of Mr M.H., Norfolk, UK.