Figurine, mould made, head, Diana

Production date
1st Century-3rd Century CE
Country
England
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Description
Roman pottery mould-made, pipe clay head. Incomplete portion of larger representation possibly of the goddess Diana.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Roman
Production date
1st Century-3rd Century CE
Production place
Measurements
H42mm x W30mm x D17mm
Media/Materials description
Pottery
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.
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Registration number
H328.3

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