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The Trojan Horse, a tale from the Trojan War. A huge wooden horse constructed by the Greeks to hide a select force of men inside, pretending it's a votive offering.

The Trojan Horse, a tale from the Trojan War. A huge wooden horse constructed by the Greeks to hide a select force of men inside, pretending it's a votive offering.

Asen (votive offering) - Fon people: Benin | http://www.blog.standardbank.com/arts/2011/10/asen-votive-offering-fon-people-benin#

Asen (votive offering) - Fon people: Benin | http://www.blog.standardbank.com/arts/2011/10/asen-votive-offering-fon-people-benin#

antique zinc  shadowbox shrine  french 18th century

C French Zinc Shadow Box Votive Offering Memorial

Hearts and wings

Milagros are religious folk charms that are traditionally used for healing purposes and as votive offerings in Mexico. We’ve used them to adorn this small winged heart.

The Latin term ex voto (short for ex voto suscepto, “from the vow made”) designates a Catholic votive offering placed in a church or shrine in thanksgiving for a miracle received.

The Latin term ex voto (short for ex voto suscepto, “from the vow made”) designates a Catholic votive offering placed in a church or shrine in thanksgiving for a miracle received.

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voguelivingmagazine: “ In the studio of Ari Athans, Glass jars store votive offerings and coral chrysoprase, while a and dendritic quartz claw ring sits on a bed of green fluorite next.

Hindu altar - On the left is Ganesh. Black votive holder for fire offerings. Oils dedicated to Shiva, Ganesh, Lakshmi and Kali. An image of the ten-armed Kali. Two peacock feathers. A small lingam for Shiva. A goblet for water offerings. A red glass plate for solid offerings, like food or flowers. An incense holder for dhoop offerings. All on a red cloth.

Hindu altar - On the left is Ganesh. Black votive holder for fire offerings. Oils dedicated to Shiva, Ganesh, Lakshmi and Kali. An image of the ten-armed Kali. Two peacock feathers. A small lingam for Shiva. A goblet for water offerings. A red glass plate for solid offerings, like food or flowers. An incense holder for dhoop offerings. All on a red cloth.

Greek votive offerings, with a particular focus on those of the Archaic period from Olympia. A ‘votive offering’ is essentially a gift to a god. Once dedicated, the object is thought to become the “inalienable property of that god” (Whitley 2001). In theory, almost any kind of object could be used as a votive, we even have literary accounts which speak of captured ships being dedicated as a thank offering to a god (see Herodotus VIII.121).

A quick look at: Greek votive offerings, with a particular focus on those of the Archaic period from Olympia.

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