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Case 5: Greek sanctuaries

Sanctuary of Artemis Orthia, Sparta


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Tiny lead ornament in the shape of a female worshipper

Over 100,000 of these popular dedications came from the sanctuary of Artemis Orthia. There are several different types of ornament: warriors (hoplites) with crested helmets and round shields; goddesses with curved wings; female worshippers; animals; wreaths. The figurines were cast in a mould, and seem to be quickly manufactured, inexpensive local offerings. Lead corrodes very easily during burial, and many of the pieces are too fragile to display.

Date: around  650–500 BC
Find spot: Sanctuary of Artemis Orthia, Sparta, Greece
Lead
Given by The Greek Government

Object Number: GR.1948.1923

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