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VENUS FROM HIGH ROCHESTER James K. First Glance  Venus  Beady Eyes  2 Nymphs  Holding a water jug and a towel  Eyes drawn to symmetry  Venus mid-bath.

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1 VENUS FROM HIGH ROCHESTER James K

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3 First Glance  Venus  Beady Eyes  2 Nymphs  Holding a water jug and a towel  Eyes drawn to symmetry  Venus mid-bath  Perpendicular angles  Foliage to either side

4 The Facts  High Relief Sculpture  Stone  Romano-Celtic period  2 nd -3 rd century AD  Found at High Rochester

5 Symbolism  Venus is pictured with 2 water nymphs  ‘Hydraxia’  Venus born from the sea  Standard Mythology

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7 What does this show?  Merging of styles of Art (Romanisation)  Celtic acceptance  Economy  No sculptors from overseas  Religion  Celtic acceptance of Roman gods & goddesses


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