Greek Votive Boar
Greek Votive Boar
Greek Votive Boar
Greek Votive Boar
Greek Votive Boar
Greek Votive Boar
Greek Votive Boar

Greek Votive Boar

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This fabulous replica of a boar votive is based on an original artefact that is part of the Shefton collection at the Great North Museum. We first made this figure as part of our work with the museum, which provided us with detailed images and dimensions so we could accurately replicate it.

Votive offerings were a common part of daily life and worship in ancient times, and sherds of these a wide variety of votive figures have been found in the thousands across the ancient world.

Ceramic body parts, food and animals all make up the vast catalogue of votive statues. They would have been produced in their thousands by potters throughout ancient Greece and later throughout the Roman empire.

Devotees left these delightful little objects at temples and religious sites as offerings to the gods. One presumption is that they were gifted to conjure divine intervention and gain favour with a particular deity. They may also have been left as thanks after the event to honour the gods whose intervention was gratefully received.

It is also thought that these figures may have been used as funerary objects and as toys.

Dating from the 5th-4th century BC.




Approx. 60 mm high, 100 mm long, 35 mm wide


This replica Roman pot has been hand-made in Northumberland by Potted History, based on an original artefact.  It has been fired to a temperature of between 800 & 1000 Centigrade to emulate the same techniques the original potters would have employed nearly two thousand years ago.  This process often results in variations of the surface colour and texture, as is common with the original Roman Pottery and giving each piece its unique character.

All items are sent using a second class postal service. If you wish to have an item sent first class please contact my for a quote.  Many Thanks





'Add To Cart' items are ready to send straight away. Please be aware that if bought alongside 'Pre-order' items, your order will be sent when all items are ready. 

'Pre-order' items are made to order, and we will dispatch them as soon as we have handcrafted them for you; this usually takes 90 days, but international orders can take a little longer.

We ship our fabulous replicas worldwide.
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All items are sent using a second-class postal service. If you wish to have an item sent first class, please contact us for a quote. Many Thanks

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Then you can send it back at your own cost in an unused condition within 30 days, and we'll refund you for the cost of the item or items returned. If you include your order number with the returned package, that will speed things up. Please leave any original packaging intact.

Our returns address is:
Potted History, Gregory Court, Rothbury, Northumberland, NE65 7SW


Please be aware that due to items being handmade and finished, colour variations will occur during the making process, and each replica will have some differences.  Also, know that the item photographed may not be the one that you receive, and colours can appear differently on different screens.  Please ensure you look at all the images to get a fully formed idea of the item you are ordering as we try to capture the variations within the images we share.  If you prefer a specific colour variation, please contact us before ordering. 

Don't take our word for it

Hello Graham and Sarah, I wanted to message because I ordered your holy grail pot for my dad's birthday and he is over the moon with it.

Rachel Frankish

Many thanks again for all of the pottery - this will help bring our new Heritage learning programme to life!

Nottingham University Museum

I love it! I love everything about it, what it represents, why you made it and the history behind it. It was worth the wait! Thank you so much.

Gillian Castle

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