Roman Face Flagon, Coventina's Well
Roman Face Flagon, Coventina's Well
Roman Face Flagon, Coventina's Well
Roman Face Flagon, Coventina's Well
Roman Face Flagon, Coventina's Well

Roman Face Flagon, Coventina's Well

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Coventina was the Romano-British Goddess of water, wells and springs, probably corresponding to the Roman Goddess Minerva. Many inscriptions and a shrine to her have been found at a beautiful site on Hadrian's wall in Northumberland known as Brocolitia.  

The area where her shrine once stood is known as Conentina's well and consisted of in a walled area where the well had been built to contain the overflow from a natural spring.  It was within this well that the original of this face flagon was discovered almost intact. It is believed to have been a votive offering to Coventina. 

The shrine is next to an area where a Mithraeum has been discovered, it was common for the Romans to group their religious shrines together in this way.  

Materials

Earthen ware clay and a thin glaze

Dimensions

Approx. 275 mm tall, diameter 170 mm 

Production

As with all my Museum Quality Replicas this pot has been made, as the original would have been,  entirely by hand from natural clay and using replicas of the types of tool that the Roman makers would have used.
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