Other scluptures

Among the statuettes, we can mention that of a black child found during the excavations of a dwelling attributed to the second century. It is a child standing leaning on the left leg and hugging a dove recognizable through the three tufts of feathers from its tail.

The black child

The black child

The eyes are inlaid with white marble in the center. Specialists believe that the child with the bird has funerary origins.

Hunting Cupid is represented by an obese child sitting on a rock. The head, upper limbs and wings are missing. The bow and quiver with the cover are placed on the rock. This statuette dating from the Severan period (early third century) was supposed to decorate a fountain[1].

Hunting Cupid

Hunting Cupid

[1] L. Foucher Hadrumetum, 1964, p. 259, pl. XXXIIa; Nathalie de Chaisemartin, Les sculptures romaines de Sousse et des sites environnants, École Française de Rome, 102, 1987, p. 20, n° 8.

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