Fragment from a votive offering card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Fragment from a votive offering

50.25.2.6

Currently not on display

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Votive offering from the Sanctuary of Artemis Orthia in Sparta (or possibly another sanctuary site in Lakonia). The fragment is the body of possibly a nude male figure, of the type often called a 'dancer'. The figure faces to its left and has the right armbent and by the waist line, only the beginning of the left arm survives and its position suggests that it was raised in the typical gesture of the dancer type figurines. There is a lot of excess lead underneath the arms and the waist line.