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Cautes from Newcastle

This limestone statue of Cautes is now exposed at Great North Museum of Newcastle.
 
 
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16 May 2021
 
Limestone statue of Cautes from Newcastle

Limestone statue of Cautes from Newcastle
Carole Raddato, CC BY-SA 2.0

 

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ILN 1951,455; Richmond-Gillam, 32 and PI. X, B.

Within the nave ever-rising floor-level had now reached the point when only the capitals of the pedestals which had once carried the statues of Cautes and Cautopates on high projected above the floor. These pedestals were accordingly disused and torch-bearers without separate pedestals were placed at the ends of the new benches situated six feet north of the screen. There is no doubt that these statues had been damaged and a strong likelihood that they had served in another part of the shrine before being allotted to this position.
 

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