Description: A strand of the godess's hair hangs forward, in the normal way, on to either shoulder; whereas the attributes- the crown of fruits (if indeed this is not a bow of hair) and the pomegranate or apple, cupped in leaves, which is clasped in the lowered left hand- are an unusual combination in a Venus type, although they harmonize well enough with the fertility and other-world aspects of her cult that were particularly prominent in Celtic countries. The mannered pose and gestures and the plastic modelling are, however, wholly Hellenistic, and the execution displays no distinctively provincial features (Toynbee). The drapery tied around the hips is knotted in front. Simple yet elegant piece. Expressive well-modelled face, details on hands and feet.
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Image: Courtesy of St. Albans Museum Service.

Image of figurine 132