|This house shaped stone
votive tablet is carved with a low relief of four figures. The figures
stand below a dome with six petal-like divisions. The three genii
cuculatii have rounded hoods and appear side by side. The two
flanking genii bear swords which allows the interpretation that
they are protectors. As the figures seem to face a mother goddess,
it is possible that the dieties guard against barrenness and disease.
No other marks distinguish the members of the triplet. The long haired
mother goddess is seated and cradles either a cake or fruit. The
finish of the carving is quite rough, a condition most likely due to weathering,
and, consequently, it is difficult to tell whether the original physiognomies
were featureless, as they are now.
Photograph: Rex Knight, for Corinium Museum.