Sculptured stone (piece)

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From Croy Hill, Dumbartonshire

Postcard of Sculptured stone (piece).
© National Museums Scotland

Sculptured stone (piece)

This piece of a sculptured stone was found at the site of the Roman fort at Croy Hill in Dumbartonshire. It is from a commemorative slab erected between 140 and 154.

The slab depicts Venus, the Roman goddess of beauty and fertility, with Cupid, the god of love. The letter V of the inscription is visible in the centre panel.

The Romans worshipped a family of Roman gods and goddess, all related to Jupiter, father of the gods. Venus was the daughter of Jupiter, and was associated with the Greek goddess Aphrodite. Cupid, identified with the Greek god Eros, was her son.

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Online ID: 000-100-037-693-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.FV 44
Date: Between 140 and 165 AD
Material: Sandstone; rectangular; showing a figure of Venus; letter V of an inscription remains in the centre panel
Dimensions: 570 mm H x 120 mm L x 430 mm W
What: Slab / portion
Where: Scotland, Dunbartonshire, Cumbernauld, Croy
Description: Part of a rectangular slab of sandstone showing a figure of Venus, from Croy Hill, Dunbartonshire
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