Roman statue of Fortuna, goddess of good fortune, found in the commanding officer’s bath at Birdoswald Roman Fort, Hadrian's Wall, at the Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle, Cumbria, England. This seated statue of the goddess Fortuna is 1 of the most sophisticated works of art from the Wall. She is usually shown with a horn of plenty or cornucopia full of food and flowers and a ship’s rudder, although here we see only the remains of the rudder. Carlisle sits at the Western end of Hadrian's Wall. Hadrian's Wall was built 73 miles across Britannia, now England, 122-128 AD, under the reign of Emperor Hadrian, ruled 117-138, to mark the Northern extent of the Roman Empire and guard against barbarian attacks from the Picts to the North. The wall was fortified with milecastles with 2 turrets in between, and a fort about every 5 Roman miles. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Roman statue of Fortuna, goddess of good fortune, found in the commanding officer’s bath at Birdoswald Roman Fort, Hadrian's Wall, at the Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle, Cumbria, England. This seated statue of the goddess Fortuna is 1 of the most sophisticated works of art from the Wall. She is usually shown with a horn of plenty or cornucopia full of food and flowers and a ship’s rudder, although here we see only the remains of the rudder. Carlisle sits at the...
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