Statue of Venus found in Gloucestershire


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"Developers in Gloucestershire, England, recently received a sign of the goddess of love’s favor, unearthing a Roman-era statuette believed to depict Venus at the site of a new construction project.  'We know pieces like these were made in central France and the Rhineland/Mosel region of Germany during the first and second centuries [C.E.],' Armstrong says. 'It seems certain the figurine is from this period and is a representation of Venus. She would most likely have stood in someone’s home shrine for the goddess.' The figurine is made of pipeclay, a white clay found along the Rhine and Meuse rivers in what is now Germany. It is intact except for a missing base."

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