buried images

Smith, Frederick M frederick-smith at UIOWA.EDU
Sun Apr 20 16:31:33 UTC 2008

Does anyone know if there is a history of burying statues or any other sorts of images in the ground for apotropaic or prophylactic purposes. I came across references to burying images of Demeter and other goddesses in the Greek (and Roman) world, and wonder if there is any such parallel phenomenon in India or Southeast Asia. It seems to me that I have read about this somewhere, but can't recall where.

Fred Smith
Univ. of Iowa

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