Gallo-Roman Statuette of a Dove

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Gallo-Roman Statuette of a Dove
Terracotta statuette of a dove or pigeon.

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This picture is part of a series about archaeological digs which took place in Toulon-sur-Allier (France) in 1856-1857. Terracotta statuettes of doves and roosters are common in children’s tombs of Gallo-Roman times. Although the dove and the pigeon could be symbolically associated with Venus, the author of the article illustrated with these pictures suggests that these objects were probably toys.

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