Roman pottery mould-made, pipe clay head. Incomplete portion of larger representation of the goddess Diana.
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Roman
1st Century-3rd Century CE
H42mm x W30mm x H17mm
History and use
Clay heads of dieties, such as these, have been found in habitation, trade and religious sites in Roman Britain. Representations of Venus, the goddess of love; Dea Nutrix, the nursing goddess; Minerva, goddess of the arts, wisdom and war; Diana, goddess of moon and hunting, and Juno, goddess of the women of Rome suggest a religious or symbolic purpose.