Offering Bowl with a Medallion of Mercury in a Rural Shrine (detail), A.D. 175–225, Roman, silver and gold. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des monnaies, médailles et antiques, Paris

Gifts for the Gods: The Art of Devotion in Roman Gaul



Art historian Kimberly Cassibry of Wellesley College considers the mysterious origins of Gallic gods, their varied pairings with Greek and Roman counterparts, and the dedications that ensured their survival. Such inscribed gifts, ranging from column monuments dedicated to Jupiter to silver treasure offered to Mercury at Berthouville, offer new perspectives of the multi-cultural Roman Empire in ancient France. Free; a ticket is required. 

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