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Wednesday, July 11

Grosvenor Park: Latest Discovery: Roman Ceramic Figurine

Part of a ceramic figurine. Unfortunately, all that we have is the hollow-domed plinth and a pair of feet! Despite this we can identify it as being from a figurine of Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. A garment or piece of drapery, which is held in her left hand, can be seen close to the left leg.

This type of figurine, made from white clay, was produced in Central Gaul and Cologne in the first and second centuries AD. They were presented to the gods at temples and household shrines and sometimes placed in graves.

posted by Cheryl Quinn at 10:21



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