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Venus from High Rochester. James K. First Glance. Venus Beady Eyes 2 Nymphs Holding a water jug and a towel Eyes drawn to symmetry Venus mid-bath Perpendicular angles Foliage to either side. The Facts. High Relief Sculpture Stone Romano-Celtic period 2 nd -3 rd century AD

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first glance
First Glance
  • Venus
  • Beady Eyes
  • 2 Nymphs
  • Holding a water jug and a towel
  • Eyes drawn to symmetry
  • Venus mid-bath
  • Perpendicular angles
  • Foliage to either side
the facts
The Facts
  • High Relief Sculpture
  • Stone
  • Romano-Celtic period
  • 2nd-3rd century AD
  • Found at High Rochester
symbolism
Symbolism
  • Venus is pictured with 2 water nymphs
  • ‘Hydraxia’
  • Venus born from the sea
  • Standard Mythology
what does this show
What does this show?
  • Merging of styles of Art (Romanisation)
    • Celtic acceptance
  • Economy
    • No sculptors from overseas
  • Religion
    • Celtic acceptance of Roman gods & goddesses
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