Roman statuette of Fortuna

Contributed by The Hunterian

Roman statuette of Fortuna

This rare Roman statuette of Fortuna from the collection of the Hunterian Museum was selected by Louisa Hammersley, postgraduate student at the Department of Archaeology, University of Glasgow. Louisa writes - This sandstone carved statuette of Fortuna was recovered from the bath-house interior at Castlecary fort by workmen looking for stone to construct the nearby Forth and Clyde canal in 1769. The robed Fortuna bares one shoulder, carries a long stemmed cornucopia in her left hand and her right hand holds a rudder resting upon a six-spoked wheel. All of these are familiar attributes of Fortuna, demonstrating her authority over human affairs.

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Castlecary Roman fort


second century AD


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