Iberian Female Offerants

Illustration

James Blake Wiener
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published on 02 November 2017

These offering bearers made from limestone are the most common type of representation found at the ancient Iberian Shrine of Cerro de los Santos (Montealegre de Castillo, Albacete) in Spain. These specimens date from the 3rd-2nd century BCE. They are usually women, although the odd male figure can be found too. They are always richly garbed and hold an offering vessel in both hands. (Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid)



About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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