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Pottery with relief

Roman, 2nd–3rd century AD

English Heritage

English Heritage
United Kingdom

Everyday items were often decorated with religious or symbolic images in the Roman period. This pottery fragment shows the figure of a warrior god with an axe in his raised hand. He is wearing a conical hat, probably a Syrian type. He has been identified as Jupiter Dolichenus, the Syrian god of sky and weather, because altars to him have also been found at Corbridge.

Details

  • Title: Pottery with relief
  • Date Created: Roman, 2nd–3rd century AD
  • Location: Corbridge
  • Original Source: CORBRIDGE ROMAN TOWN - HADRIAN'S WALL
  • Rights: English Heritage
  • Medium: Greyware ceramic
  • Credit line: English Heritage / The Trustees of the Corbridge Excavation Fund

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