The Inner Peace of Motherhood is expressed by this holy Lady from Gaulish France, who wears a torc of rank and gazes quietly while breast-feeding her children. She may be the Welsh Goddess Arianrhod, associated with the Milky Way and mother of the twin boys Dylan and Lugh.
This votive artifact was mass-produced around 100 CE, probably for household veneration. It was made by a Celtic craftsperson using a two-piece mold, exactly the technique by which we return her to you today.
[Carolino-Augusteum Museum, Salzburg, c. 100 CE]
8"" gypsumstone statue, green verdigris color finish.