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Gifts to the Gods in Greece and Rome

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Statuette of the goddess Hecate

Hecate was associated with boundaries, both physical (such as gateways) and symbolic (such as the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead). This dedication shows her as a triple goddess to emphasise her connection with crossroads. At her knee stands a small Pan, associated with boundaries between humans and animals.

Production place: Attica, Greece
Date: around AD 100–200 
Find spot: Alexandria
Marble (Pentelic)
On loan from Trinity College, Cambridge

Object Number: Loan Ant.24

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