Votive offering

"A votive offering or votive deposit is one or more objects displayed or deposited, without the intention of recovery or use, in a sacred place for religious purposes. Such items are a feature of modern and ancient societies and are generally made in order to gain favor with supernatural forces.

Some offerings have apparently been made in anticipation of the achievement of a particular wish, but in Western cultures from which documentary evidence survives it has been more typical to wait until the wish has been fulfilled before making the offering,[citation needed] for which the more specific term ex-voto may be used. Other offerings were very likely regarded just as gifts to the deity, not linked to any particular need." - ( 12.10.2019)

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Gruss aus Schwoika b. BürgsteinTerrakottaköpfchenVotivkopf eines jungen MannesVotivkopf eines jungen MannesFotografie der Votivtafel des Halberstädtischen Kunstvereins zur Goldenen Hochzeit des Prinzen Wilhelm von Preußen und seiner Gemahlin
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