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    • Idby: 0014818522101B6E
    • Broad period: ROMAN
    • Institution: NLM
    • County: East Riding of Yorkshire
    • Primary material: Mortar or plaster

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Record ID: NLM-114482
Object type: STATUE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Mortar Bust. Model of a head. This object is hand moulded in a coarse sandy lime mortar with abundant inclusions of dark shattered flint of length up to 5mm, and with sparse flecks of golden reflective material on its smoothed surface - from examination under a hand lens probably not mica flakes; they may originate in local sands, or might even be tiny particles of naturally occurring gold from glacial drift. The material is freshly exposed at a recent ragged break at the neck. The surface was smoothed when moist, conferring a quasi-slipped finish and appropriately fleshy tone, though…
Created on: Thursday 24th January 2013
Last updated: Thursday 2nd August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Preston', grid reference and parish protected.

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