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Seal with Bird

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

Geometric Period (750–700 BCE)

Artist:

Greek; Thessaly

About this artwork

This precious bronze object is a votive, or devotional gift, made as an offering to the gods. They come in many forms, such as animals, beads and brooches. Many seem once to have been attached to something else. Votives were hung from sacred trees or placed in sanctuaries around Greece. Once a shrine was full, the votives were ceremonially buried to make room for more offerings.

Status

On View, Gallery 151

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Seal with Bird

Origin

Thessaly

Date

750 BCE–700 BCE

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

3.9 × 3.5 × 2.4 cm (1 1/2 × 1 3/8 × 1 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Alexander

Reference Number

2008.615

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