Thuribles (incense burners)


English Heritage

English Heritage
United Kingdom

These pieces, found in Coventina’s Well, 1875/6, are just two of many items from Coventina’s Well, a votive offering to a mysterious goddess, unknown before this discovery. Unlike the altars which have been carved with great skill, these items appear to have been made by an amateur – the name of the goddess is spelt differently on each one! They represent a less expensive (than an altar) way of a devotee offering something to the goddess.


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