Category: votive

Old Bronze Kamashi. This is an oil lantern, m…

Old Bronze Kamashi. This is an oil lantern, made as a votive. Fill base with oil and light a cotton wick.
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#kamakshi #bronzelamp #oillamp #hindu #altar #votive #beautifuloldthings (at StoneHouse Artifacts)
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Bronze metal mechanical Lotus. When closed up …

Bronze metal mechanical Lotus. When closed up it is a Lotus bud, opened it is in full flower and has a cup inside for holding a votive or incense. India style ornamentation, stands upon a turtle base.

To open, hold the bud and spin the bottom half toward you. To close, hold the petals closed and spin away from you.

Dimensions: 6-¼" x 3-½"
Weight: 1 lb 3 oz
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Lion Lanterns Available. . . . . . . . #lion…

Lion Lanterns Available.
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#lionhearted #sandstoneniche #gardenniche #stone #votive #lanterns #stonehouseartifacts #etsyshop (at StoneHouse Artifacts)
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Sandstone Lanterns are used throughout India. …

Sandstone Lanterns are used throughout India. Simply place a votive candle inside and greet visitors at the front door. So happy to find one with an elephant on it🐘
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Iberian Bronze Votive Worshipper, 5th-4th Century BCDepicting a…

Iberian Bronze Votive Worshipper, 5th-4th Century BC

Depicting a standing female worshipper, wearing a veil and long gown, her hands raised in prayer. The figure’s facial features and breasts modeled in raised relief. 3 1 /2 inches or 6 inches as mounted

This bronze statuette would have been dedicated, as a gift to the gods, in a hilltop sanctuary in south central Spain. Unlike many ancient bronzes, Iberian figures of this kind represent individual worshippers rather than grand cult statues or local deities.

Excessively Rare Neo-Elamite Phiale Mesomphalos for Ampirish,…

Excessively Rare Neo-Elamite Phiale Mesomphalos for Ampirish, King of Sama ti, Son of Dabala, 7th-6th Century BC

A silver phiale mesomphalos with intersecting bulbous gadroons to the base, flaring rim and central boss decorated with rosette and framed by lines; short cuneiform inscription to the rim refers to Ampirish, son of Dabala. Ampirish was the ruler of Samati, a small kingdom whose location has yet to be discovered.  17cm (6 ¾”)

Learn more about this vessel from this video

Cypriot Limestone Votive Pine Cone, Hellenisti…

Cypriot Limestone Votive Pine Cone, Hellenistic, 3rd-1st Century BC

Pine cone symbolism is consistently found across many ancient cultures. The ancient Greeks and Assyrians viewed the pine cone as a symbol of masculinity because of its phallic shape. It formed the apex of the Greek thyrsus staff, which was associated with Dionysus and represented fertility and prosperity.  Assyrian winged deities with pine cones represented the power of regeneration and immortality.

As the emblem of Artemis, it represented feminine purity. It was also the emblem of the Roman goddess Venus (Aphrodite). And, from ancient Egypt on some of the papyri illustrating the entrance of the souls of the dead into the judgment hall of Osiris, the deceased person had a pine cone attached to the crown of his head, which is thought to represent wisdom and immortality.