Greek Curse Figurine

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Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Giovanni Dall'Orto
published on 25 July 2016
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A Greek lead curse figurine and miniature coffin from the Kerameikos, Athens. Such figurines were used to curse individuals. The figures usually had their limbs twisted or had pins inserted into them and were buried in graves and wells. The inscription in this example curses an enemy during a trial. 420-410 BCE. (Kerameikos Museum, Athens)

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Dall'Orto, G. (2016, July 25). Greek Curse Figurine. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5402/greek-curse-figurine/

Chicago Style

Dall'Orto, Giovanni. "Greek Curse Figurine." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 25, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5402/greek-curse-figurine/.

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Dall'Orto, Giovanni. "Greek Curse Figurine." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 25 Jul 2016. Web. 24 Jul 2021.