Bow figure of Centurian, possibly Epona, c.1760-64
The figure is dressed in Roman costume, standing with outstretched arms in front of a horse, on rococo scroll base, painted in coloured enamels picked out in gilt. Dimensions:21.8 cm. high. Condition: small chips and minor restoration.
In Gallo-Roman religion, Epona was a protector of horses, donkeys and mules. She was particularly a goddess of fertility, as shown by her attributes of a patera, cornucopia, ears of grain and presence of foals i some sculptures.