Exvoto

Iberian, 4th - 3rd century BC

Bronze

6 cm height, 8.5 cm with the stand.

PROVENANCE: Private collection of gallery owner Claude Bernard (1929-2022), Paris. Founder of the Claude Bernard gallery in Paris, he has represented as a dealer from Alberto Giacometti to David Hockney, passing through Balthus, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and Zoran Music, during the last sixty-five years he has represented the greatest artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

DOCUMENTS: Including export license from the Ministry of Culture in Spain.

CONDITION: Good condition.

DESCRIPTION:

The Iberians expressed their religiosity through votive offerings in the form of small figures made of stone, bronze or terracotta, elements of "popular art" that were initially considered as representations of gods. As for the metallic votive offerings, they are solid pieces made using the “lost wax” technique, with a size not exceeding 18 cm in height, with some exceptions. They are generally stylized images of male and female offerers in an attitude of prayer, with some exaggerated feature (hands, eyes, sexual organs) and carrying an offering (a roll, fruits, etc.). In the same way, horsemen, horses and body parts are also known, as well as miniatures of attacked knives. Its chronology starts, in general, from the middle of the third century BC.

These pieces were deposited in honor of deities, in exchange for protection, well-being, health and prosperity, being found in Iberian sanctuaries in the south and southeast of the peninsula, highlighting nuclei such as the Despeñaperros environment in Jaén (Collado de los Jardines, Castellar de Santisteban) or La Luz (Verdolay, Murcia), as well as in other parts of Andalusia and Levante. These centers of worship are always located on elevations of the land or in caves, close to important communication routes and water courses, at a certain distance from the population centers, being sometimes authentic community centers of worship of territorial control.

Notes:

- The piece includes authenticity certificate.
- The piece includes Spanish Export License.
- The seller guarantees that he acquired this piece according to all national and international laws related to the ownership of cultural property. Provenance statement seen by Catawiki.

Seller's Story

Gallery of Ancient Art - Archeology based in Barcelona with more than fifteen years of experience. Specialized in classical art, Egyptian art, Asian art and pre-Columbian art. It guarantees the authenticity of all its pieces. It participates in the most important art fairs in Spain, such as Feriarte, as well as in fairs abroad, BRAFA, Parcours des Mondes, Cultures Brussels. All the pieces are sent with an Export Permit issued by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. We are quick to ship via DHL Express or Direct Art Transport.
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Exvoto

Iberian, 4th - 3rd century BC

Bronze

6 cm height, 8.5 cm with the stand.

PROVENANCE: Private collection of gallery owner Claude Bernard (1929-2022), Paris. Founder of the Claude Bernard gallery in Paris, he has represented as a dealer from Alberto Giacometti to David Hockney, passing through Balthus, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and Zoran Music, during the last sixty-five years he has represented the greatest artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

DOCUMENTS: Including export license from the Ministry of Culture in Spain.

CONDITION: Good condition.

DESCRIPTION:

The Iberians expressed their religiosity through votive offerings in the form of small figures made of stone, bronze or terracotta, elements of "popular art" that were initially considered as representations of gods. As for the metallic votive offerings, they are solid pieces made using the “lost wax” technique, with a size not exceeding 18 cm in height, with some exceptions. They are generally stylized images of male and female offerers in an attitude of prayer, with some exaggerated feature (hands, eyes, sexual organs) and carrying an offering (a roll, fruits, etc.). In the same way, horsemen, horses and body parts are also known, as well as miniatures of attacked knives. Its chronology starts, in general, from the middle of the third century BC.

These pieces were deposited in honor of deities, in exchange for protection, well-being, health and prosperity, being found in Iberian sanctuaries in the south and southeast of the peninsula, highlighting nuclei such as the Despeñaperros environment in Jaén (Collado de los Jardines, Castellar de Santisteban) or La Luz (Verdolay, Murcia), as well as in other parts of Andalusia and Levante. These centers of worship are always located on elevations of the land or in caves, close to important communication routes and water courses, at a certain distance from the population centers, being sometimes authentic community centers of worship of territorial control.

Notes:

- The piece includes authenticity certificate.
- The piece includes Spanish Export License.
- The seller guarantees that he acquired this piece according to all national and international laws related to the ownership of cultural property. Provenance statement seen by Catawiki.

Seller's Story

Gallery of Ancient Art - Archeology based in Barcelona with more than fifteen years of experience. Specialized in classical art, Egyptian art, Asian art and pre-Columbian art. It guarantees the authenticity of all its pieces. It participates in the most important art fairs in Spain, such as Feriarte, as well as in fairs abroad, BRAFA, Parcours des Mondes, Cultures Brussels. All the pieces are sent with an Export Permit issued by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. We are quick to ship via DHL Express or Direct Art Transport.
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Culture
Iberian
Name of object
Exvoto. 4th - 3rd century BC. 6 cm height.
Century/ Timeframe
4th - 3rd century BC
Provenance
Private Collection
Country of Origin
Unknown
Material
Bronze
Condition
Very good

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Photos trop contrastées pour bien percevoir les défauts, mais ces défauts étaient visibles pour autant. Le "Bon état" est trompeur. Sinon, envoi rapide et correctement emballé. Frais de port exagérés.

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