Marble Statue of a Bound Goat

1st - 2nd century AD

Roman Imperial

This sensitively rendered goat with bound feet realistically evokes the widespread practice of animal sacrifice in ancient Greece. This statue, however, was probably a votive offering, perhaps to a deity with a rustic nature, such as Pan, Artemis, or Dionysos.

Source: The Metropolitan Museum

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