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Roman votive statue mother goddess (Matres)

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This votive statue is a replica of a piece from the 2nd century AD, found in Heddernheim. It nowadays is part of the collection of the Museum für Vor-und Frühgeschichte in Frankfurt am Main. Small statues of the Matres were placed in house altars throughout the whole Roman empire.

The Matres (Latin `Mothers`) were goddesses venerated in North- and Western-Europe from the 1st to the 5th century AD. They are usually depicted in a trio on votive stones and altars. Half of the names are Celtic, and the other half Germanic. They were also venerated in the regions of Germania, eastern Gaul and northern Italy (with a small distribution elsewhere).

This staue is hand made from alabaster and is 15 cm high. Possibly these small statues were painted to give them a life like appearance.

This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.

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