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Museum and Municipal Archive of Calella

Iberian ex-votos

<p>This set of ex-votos clearly reveals forms of people and animals.</p>

This set of ex-votos clearly reveals forms of people and animals.

Among these fragments of bronze ex-votos dating from the 4th century BC the forms of an arm, a horn and animal legs have been identified. The Museum preserves other examples of ex-votos which show parts of anthropomorphic figures, such as shoulders, legs, feet and even heads. These figures are all small, between two and three centimetres high. Traditionally, ex-votos have a religious purpose and were offered to the saints for their intercession in situations of need.

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