Corinium’s Goddesses

Thursday 27/03/14 19:00

Corinium Museum

Among the most arresting images on display in Corinium museum’s Roman sculpture gallery are the stone carvings that each depict a trio of women.

An evening lecture with Prof. Miranda Aldhouse-Green Thursday 27th March, 7 – 8.30pm Among the most arresting images on display in Corinium museum’s Roman sculpture gallery are the stone carvings that each depict a trio of women. They are often referred to as “Mother-Goddesses”, but their meaning and the religious perceptions behind their iconography repay fresh investigation. This lecture seeks to place these sculptures within the broader context of female triadic imagery within the western Roman provinces. It explores their production and function, with special focus on the number 3. Who were these women? Were they meant to be identified as one repeated image or as three separate beings? Were they perceived by their worshippers as benevolent or fearful? Can we even see in them the genesis of Shakespeare’s chilling Weird Sisters? Cost: £5.65 adult or £5.00 for season ticket holders. Booking required Contact details: Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2BX T: 01285 655611

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