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Carved grape cluster of the temple at The Roman Baths, England


The lost pediment and Gorgon’s head from the Temple of Sulis Minerva at The Roman Baths in England, carved in the first century AD, were discovered in 1790.  Additional pieces were revealed in the centuries since.  Today these pieces are installed in a subterranean room at the museum of The Roman Baths.  The pediment was originally supported by four large columns, raising it some 15 meters above the height of any visitors. Found amongst the surviving cornices are a carved cluster of grapes.  A detail of these grapes appears below.

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