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An Imperial Image: The Bath Gorgon in Context

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An Imperial Image : The Bath Gorgon in Context. / Cousins, Eleri.

In: Britannia, Vol. 47, 01.11.2016, p. 99-118.

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Cousins, Eleri. / An Imperial Image : The Bath Gorgon in Context. In: Britannia. 2016 ; Vol. 47. pp. 99-118.

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title = "An Imperial Image: The Bath Gorgon in Context",
abstract = "This paper attempts to put the Gorgon from the pediment of the Temple of Sulis Minerva at Bath into a wider provincial context, by arguing for links between the Gorgon and first- and early second-century imitations in Gaul and Spain of the iconography of the Forum of Augustus in Rome. These imitations, part of what might be called a {\textquoteleft}visual language of empire{\textquoteright}, served to connect the urban spaces of the provinces to Rome; by linking the Gorgon to this trend and setting aside interpretations of the Gorgon which have focused on his perceived status as a{\textquoteleft}Romano-Celtic{\textquoteright} masterpiece, we can justify more satisfactorily his position as the centrepiece of a pediment dominated by imperial imagery.",
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