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The engraved screen by John Hutton has two themes: figures from mythology and Tyneside’s great inventions of the nineteenth century. The smaller section shows Roman deities and other legends associated with the city. There is Coventina, goddess of the well, with three intertwined figures of nymphs of the streams; the Celtic warrior goddess Brigantia; Mythras slaying the bull; and three Celtic goddesses who were known as the ‘Three Mothers’.

Newcastle upon Tyne, Civic Centre

Newcastle upon Tyne


Date

1968

Medium

glass

Accession number

A2019_5

Acquisition method

commissioned as integral part of the building

Work type

Panel


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Newcastle upon Tyne, Civic Centre

Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE99 1RD England

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