- 1st Century AD-2nd Century AD
- Purchased, 1972
- 153 x 77 x 33mm
Debate exists around which ancient Roman goddess this tiny bronze statuette portrays. Two near-identical versions are known, holding small rolls of bread, and are said to represent Juno, goddess of marriage, childbirth and women. Their uncovered shoulders and knotted garments, however, make it more likely that they depict Venus, goddess of love, beauty and fertility.
(Out of Time, 23 September 2023 – 28 April 2024)