Roman Matron statue
A statuette of fertility for (expectant) mothers: This Roman statuette of a matron (lat: Matrona, Matronae = respectable housewife) as patinated cast clay/ceramics is made of an original from the 2nd century AD, which can be seen in the French Musée d' Argentomagnus.
The matrons Matronae, are called Matres or Matrae (mother deities), whose cult is linked to January. The cult became more important during the 3rd century AD. Until today, about one thousand matron's names and epithets are known, half of which can be found in German inscriptions.
Spread through the migration of peoples and Roman legionaries the matron's cult is nothing exclusively German - it can be found in the entire world of the Celts.
The matrons are equipped with fruit baskets, wands and spikes or bear children, Cornucopias and diapers in their hands. They were asked for protection, fertility, and assistance for giving birth by the Matronae. In addition, they had but also their place among the goddesses of war. Today, they are part of many folk tales.
This graceful matron breast-feeds two babies and is sitting in a Roman basket Chair.
Our replica piece is an authentic ornament for each shelf, or household!
- Original: Musée d ´ Argentomagnus, France
- Height: ca. 15 cm
- real Alabaster plaster patinated
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