Head of a Goddess, Bearsden
A sandstone head of a Roman goddess, found during removal of debris from the cold plunge bath at Bearsden fort bathhouse. It is 17 cm high by 11 cm wide. It probably derives from a bust or statue of about half life-size. The carving incorporates many Celtic elements, such as the down-turned lips and the lentoid eyes, and was doubtless made by a local craftsman. The head has sometimes been identified as Fortuna, Good Fortune, often venerated in military bath-houses by soldiers of the Roman army.
Hunterian Museum GLAHM F.1983.1
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