Roman Venus / Aphrodite Statuette
Roman Venus / Aphrodite Statuette
Roman Venus / Aphrodite Statuette
Roman Venus / Aphrodite Statuette
Roman Venus / Aphrodite Statuette

Roman Venus / Aphrodite Statuette

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Details

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

This beautiful little Venus figure was a popular effigy within the household shrine, as fragments of her have been discovered on sites across the Roman Empire. And as the goddess of love, sex, beauty and fertility, it is no wonder she held an important position in the minds of Roman citizens. 

Originally made in Gaul, and possibly in the Thames Valley, from white clay, which would, much later, become known as pipe clay for its use in clay pipes.

Materials

White Earthenware or Pipe clay

Dimensions

Approx. 140 mm tall, 40 mm base diameter

Production

As with all our Museum Quality Replicas, we have made this piece, 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 item varies, you may not receive the same vessel in the image, but you can be sure that it will be one of a kind due to the variations caused by the firing process. 

Postage

All items are sent using a second class postal service; if you wish to have an item sent first class, please contact me for a quote. Many Thanks

 

SHIPPING
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Shipping costs are worked out during checkout. They are based on where you are in the world and how heavy your parcel is, which can be very variable.

All items are sent using a second-class postal service. If you wish to have an item sent first class, please contact us for a quote. Many Thanks

RETURNS
If you aren't completely satisfied with your Potted History piece, please get in touch to organise a return. Email us at

clare@rothburycreates.co.uk

Then you can send it back at your own cost in an unused condition within 30 days, and we'll refund you for the cost of the item or items returned. If you include your order number with the returned package, that will speed things up. Please leave any original packaging intact.

Our returns address is:
Potted History, Gregory Court, Rothbury, Northumberland, NE65 7SW

PRODUCT VARIATION

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. 

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