About this object

Votive offering from the Sanctuary of Artemis Orthia in Sparta (or possibly another sanctuary site in Lakonia) of a nude male figure facing to his left with his left hand slightly raised, the right hand to the back of the body. Both hands and the position of the legs suggest an element of dance. The figurine has lost its head and there is an excess of lead by the feet possibly from the mould.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Greece: Lakonia
  • Date made
    6th Century BC - 4th Century BC mid
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Norman Ellison.
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Europe: Southern Europe: Greece: Lakonia
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    19 mm x 10 mm
  • Related people
    Norman F Ellison ( Previous owner)

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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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