Lead figure of an archer

Greek, Laconian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Small flat votive figurines of cast lead have been found in great quantities at the ancient sanctuaries of Laconia; over one hundred thousand, dating from the seventh century B.C. to the Classical period, were dedicated to the goddess Artemis Orthia in Sparta.

Lead figure of an archer, Lead, Greek, Laconian

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