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Stunning pipeclay Venus figurine from King’s Quarter, Gloucester

An 1,800-year-old figurine is among the latest discoveries uncovered by our team of archaeologists investigating the King’s Quarter area of Gloucester, which is being developed by Gloucester City Council and Reef Group.

Standing 17cm-high, the pipeclay figurine dates to the first or second century AD and depicts Venus, the Roman goddess of love.

The Gloucester figurine is unusually complete, the large majority of examples being broken – some probably deliberately. There is some evidence for use of broken body parts as religious ex votos as part of healing or magical rituals.

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