Alabaster factfile ENGLISH alabaster was mined from Roman times and carved into statues, tombs and votive objects
He rounds off the chapter with a series of short subheadings on aspects of religious practice at the site: the deity worshipped (Mastronuzzi argues that it was Demeter), sacrifices, libations, the preparation and consumption of food and drink, and the offering of votive objects
Like Gimblett's quatrefoils with their exhilarating colors, these seemingly reductive black-and-white works are also votive objects
through which one can access transcendence.
In this respect it was a perfect material for the production of votive objects
meant for wide distribution and this exhibition included a few examples of a common type: the half-length Virgin and Child.
These votive objects
were made in series and often went through many generations and sometimes travelled from one Etruscan centre to another through trade.
It includes objects in a variety of media--stone, terracotta, stucco, and metal--as well as of forms--narrative reliefs, cult images, votive objects
and reliquaries, gold and silver ornaments and coins, ivory and bone pieces--that make this an exciting assemblage to suit all tastes.
One may say that these votive objects
, in a special way, epitomized the relationship Nadelman maintained with the material world throughout his career.
Even more significantly, she draws from these votive objects
fascinating conclusions about the relationship between state and popular cults.
Through this comprehensive activity based on a Folk art object, students investigate milagros both as religious votive objects
and as charms or talismans.
For example, milagros--small votive objects
that are testaments to a saint's effectiveness are found throughout Latin America and placed on altars in fulfillment of a promesa or vow.
For example, throughout Latin America milagros, small votive objects
, are placed on altars in fulfillment of a vow.
Muisca metallurgists manufactured thousands of body ornaments and votive objects
that were employed in a variety of social and ritual settings--most notably, ritual offerings aimed at marking special events and attracting divine assistance.