About this object

Fragments of the head, body, antlers and one hind leg of a deer, all part of a votive offering from the Sanctuary of Artemis Orthia in Sparta (or possibly another sanctuary site in Lakonia). The deer faces to its right. Deers are associated with the hunting goddess Artemis.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Lakonian
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Greece: Lakonia
  • Date made
    6th Century BC - 4th Century BC mid
  • Materials
    Lead
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Norman Ellison.
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Europe: Southern Europe: Greece: Lakonia
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    21 mm x 30 mm
  • Related people
    Norman F Ellison ( Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norman F Ellison

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1950
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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