Bowl with Goddess Diana from Newstead

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 25 November 2015

Diana was goddess o hunt, moon, and childbirth. She was one of the three maiden goddesses; Diana, Minerva and Vesta. They swore never to get married. The outer surface of this bowl was decorated with Diana with bow and pray, and Victory holding a wreath and palm branch. From Newstead, Scotland, late 1st century to late 2nd century CE. National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK.



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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