Vesta with Pales Wall Plaque
Goddess of household harmonyShe rests at ease and content, symbols of wealth and well-being surrounding her. Vesta, (whose Greek name, Hestia, means "hearth"), is accompanied by the donkey-god Pales, a symbol of creative labor and fertility throughout the ancient world. The serpent represents Vesta's generative power, while her scepter and headdress signify her rank.
[Berlin Staatliche Museum, 2nd cent. CE]
This plaque stands on its own or can be hung from a metal loop attached to the back. Measures 7.5" tall by 6.75" wide, made of gypsumstone with a tan riverstone finish.