The engraving shows a statue of a man, the head long gone. the feet also missing; he wears a toga and stands in a niche.
When Hutton surveyed the Wall, he found one solitary house upon the site of the Roman City; and in this lone dwelling a Roman altar, complete as in the day the workman left it, formed the jamb which supported the mante-piece, “one solid stone, four feet high, two broad, and one thick.” The gossiping antiquary grows rhetorical amidst the remains of Borcovicus:—“It is not easy to survey these important ruins without a sigh; a place once of the greatest activity, but now a solitary desert: instead of the human voice is heard nothing but the wind.” Some of the statues and inscriptions found at House-steads and other parts of the Roman Wall now form a portion of the beautiful collection of Roman antiquities the Newcastle Museum (Figs. 133, 134, 136, and 136). Of these the Roman soldiers and the Victory are rudely engraved in Gordon’s book. (p. 43)