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Greek Votives: Meaning and Making

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 |
11:00AM - 11:30AM ET

This is a virtual event.
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Take a weekly trip around the world from the comfort of your own home! The Penn Museum's World Wonders morning summer series celebrates the diversity of the world’s cultures through live virtual interactive workshops and activities for school-aged children and their families. Many of our workshops include activities that you can make with us while watching at home. Check the program descriptions for recommended materials so you are ready to make and create with us.

People of all ages, genders, and social classes gave gifts to the gods in ancient Greece. Archaeologists find a variety of gifts at Greek sanctuaries that they can use to understand ancient religion. These gifts, called “votives,” range from small, clay objects to ivory and gold sculptures. Explore how, why, and what gifts were given to the Greek gods, then create your own votive expressing your thanks and wishes for the future.
*Recommended Materials: Paper, pencils, crayons or markers.

Free to Registered Guests


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