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Votive statuette of a worshipper

After a storm at sea in the 1960s, several clay figures washed ashore on a beach near the town of Tyr. These finds put amateur deep-sea divers on the trail of one or more shipwrecks loaded with votive statuettes. The art market was subsequently flooded with hundreds of these figurines, depicting men and women in prayer. They are standing on pedestals, decorated with offering trays or symbols, such…