Votive Figurine
clay, 3rd century B.C.
Our understanding of Iberian religion comes mainly from six sanctuaries that have been found in eastern Andalusia, including one at La Serreta, where 300 clay figurines depicting humans were discovered in a heap of trash. Among the small figurines was this representation of a woman with her arms folded and head slightly tilted, a pose that suggests humility, or perhaps contrition. The object was probably intended as a votive offering. Votive figurines made of stone, clay and bronze, and depicting people of diverse social backgrounds, have been found at the sanctuaries.