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Terracotta votive offering (head)

  • Terracotta votive offering (head). Úbeda Archeological Museum. Jaén © Ministerio de Cultura

    Terracotta votive offering (head). Úbeda Archeological Museum. Jaén © Ministerio de Cultura

     
  

Category

Rites, worship and beliefs

Date

Mid-1st century A.D. (126-175)

Cultural background

Roman

Original title

Exvoto de terracota (cabeza)
Úbeda Archeological Museum
Úbeda
Jaén, Andalusia
Jaén

It represents the goddess Minerva and proves that Roman religious beliefs featured in the lives of the Romanised Iberian peoples.

The goddess Minerva can be identified by her three-pronged headdress. It is made with a mould and has highly classical features. It was found in an Iberian shrine in Castellar de Santisteban (Jaén) and dates from the time of Antoninus Pius, 126-175 A.D.

Details of the work

Object
Head

Dimensions
Body, 16 cm; pedestal, 2.5 cm.

Technique
Mould

Material
Terracotta

  

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