Roman Dea Nutrix Statuette Goddess
Roman Dea Nutrix Statuette Goddess
Roman Dea Nutrix Statuette Goddess
Roman Dea Nutrix Statuette Goddess
Roman Dea Nutrix Statuette Goddess

Roman Dea Nutrix Statuette Goddess

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Within every Roman house, there would have been a sacred shine, or lararium, dedicated to the guardian spirits of the home. This lararia would have been visited daily by the family members, who would perform rituals to protect these domestic spirits. A key part of every lararium would have been the statues of significant gods and goddesses for whom the family could leave an offering. 

One such goddess is the Dea Nutrix, or Mother Goddess. This figure is based on one found at Margidunum near Nottingham and shows a Mother seated in a basketwork chair, feeding two babies.

A similar figure was also unearthed in Hertfordshire and is an example of parental love from the past. She was discovered in a child's grave in Baldock, Hertfordshire.  Whoever placed this ceramic figure in that grave demonstrated a desire to provide love and care for that child into the afterlife.  It is a touching symbol of parental affection for a cherished child.

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White Earthenware or Pipe clay


Approx. 155 mm tall, 60 mm base diameter


As with all our Museum Quality Replicas, we have made this pot, as the original would have been, entirely by hand from natural clay and using replicas of the types of tools that the ancient makers would have used. As each pot varies, you may not receive the vessel in the image, but you can be sure that your pot will be one of a kind due to the variations caused by the firing process.


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Please be aware that due to items being handmade and finished, colour variations will occur during the making process, and each replica will have some differences.  Also, know that the item photographed may not be the one that you receive, and colours can appear differently on different screens.  Please ensure you look at all the images to get a fully formed idea of the item you are ordering as we try to capture the variations within the images we share.  If you prefer a specific colour variation, please contact us before ordering.