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Indus Valley terracotta votive idol, 3000-2500 B.C.

Conservation:  Good condition
Material:  Terracotta
Dimensions:  18,5 x 9 cm
Provenance:  Archaeological Gallery, Israel, 2014. Export authorization from the Israel Antiquities Authority No. 526915 with date 17/09/2014
Exhibited:  Ifergan Collection, Málaga (2018-2020)

Price:

700€
Ref m6098 Category

These sculptures are considered to have had a votive function, as a large number of them have been found in sacred deposits, so they are thought to have an apotropaic function. The apotropaic function of these pieces was to protect fertility and motherhood. It would undoubtedly be a key ritual element for fertility.

 

 

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