Roman Baths – Bath

Not only is Bath a wonderful place to visit to both shop and relax but it also boasts the famous Roman Baths. 

 

 

 

 

Above: This is the best known object in the Roman Baths collection and has fascinated scholars and the public since its discovery in 1790.  As a work of art the quality of workmanship is exceptional for Roman Britain and it is now generally recognised that it is probably the work of sculptors from Gaul in the later first century AD. 

The pediment was supported originally by four large, fluted columns.  The very powerful central image of the Gorgon’s head glowered down from a height of 15 metres on all who approached the temple.