|This hemispherical stone
votive tablet has three genii cucullati carved in low relief.
The stone is badly weathered and no details remain on the face or cloaks.
The figures stand on a ledge and are contained within a rectanglular flat
area carved into the stone. The raised figures are represented by the characteristic
hood and cloak. The cloaks reach the figuresí knees. The figures
have been schematized to the shape of a skewed triangle with thin legs.
In contrast to the prevalent frontal presentation of the genii,
two elements of the figures suggest they walk to the right; the slant of
the legs and the point of the hoods to the left of the profiled figures.
Toynbee draws attention to a faint round object indicated on the surface
of the central figureís cloak. He suggests this is a patera,
held in its hand. Toynbee determines the work to be of local
British manufacture as opposed to the other presumed non-native carvings
in the military region of Hadrianís
Photograph: Betty Naggar