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Collection Roman Collection
Catalog Number 2007.2.480
Object Name Sculpture
Description Sculpted head; grayish-brown sandstone; Gallo-Roman Goddess Rosmerta(?)*; abraided chin, mouth, nose, deep-set eyes; has flowing hair with tiara; pitted surface.
*Probably decapitated in Christian era and used again in 4th century as a building filler in vicinity of Hofschen section in Mainz, Germany; main intersection of Mogontiacum (Mogo, a Celtic Apollo of Roman Mainz). Probably from a full figure used in house shrine or temple. Found in a rubble heap.
Date range: 1st - 2nd century C.E.
Title Sculpted Head
Date 1st - 2nd century CE
Material sandstone
Dimensions H-15.5 W-12.1 D-9.9 cm
Credit line Gift of Drs. Arthur G. and Roswitha T. Haas
Place of Origin Europe/Germany/Mainz
Subjects Antiquities
Sculpture
Roman Empire
Ancient Rome