C1895

The College of Vestals Fleeing from Rome, 390 B.C.

Artist:

Hector Le Roux

In Ancient Rome, the Vestal Virgins (sacerdotes vestales), were the virgin holy priestesses of Vesta, the goddess of the hearth. Their primary task was to maintain the sacred fire of Vesta. The Vestal duty brought great honor and afforded greater … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The College of Vestals Fleeing from Rome, 390 B.C.

Date:

C1895

Artist:

Hector Le Roux

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Photogravure

Image Size: 

300mm 
x 160mm
AUTHENTICITY
The College of Vestals Fleeing from Rome, 390 B.C. - Antique Print from 1895

Genuine antique
dated:

1895

Description:

In Ancient Rome, the Vestal Virgins (sacerdotes vestales), were the virgin holy priestesses of Vesta, the goddess of the hearth. Their primary task was to maintain the sacred fire of Vesta. The Vestal duty brought great honor and afforded greater privileges to women who served in that role.The order of the vestals was disbanded in 394 CE, when non-Christian cults were banned.

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