Kernos (multiple vase) - ROM2010_11669_34


Kernos (multiple vase)

Geography: Found at site of Christ's Hospital, Newgate Street, London, UK
Date: about 100-200 CE
Period: Roman Imperial period
12.9 x 10.4 x 10.3 cm
Object number: 928.47.70
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Britain and Ireland to the time of the Romans

The people of Roman Britain worshipped a wide range of gods and goddesses, including Roman and native Celtic deities, as well as Romanized cults from elsewhere in the Empire.

Vases such as the Kernos displayed here may have been offerings for the dead – or may have been connected with the worship of Celtic deities of fertility and the underworld. The three larger vessels are communicating while the smaller fourth cup is separate.

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