Iberian Votive-Statuette

Culture: Iberian
Period: 4th-2nd century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 10.9 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 5021
Provenance: Parisian private collection.
Condition: The base is slightly bent, otherwise intact.
Description: Anthropomorphic female votive figure with round head and extremely protruding nose and mouth. Her breasts are indicated as circles. The left hand probably holding a fruit as an offering, the right one pointing to the mouth. The upper body is like the neck outstretched, the straight legs are relatively short. The figure still stands on its original base. The back is, except for the round backside, flat. Votive figures – both male and female- were found in large numbers in South of Spain, especially around Collado de los Jardines and Castellar de Santisteban. For reference see Harvard Art Museum object number 1933.138.