The earliest of the great works of Pheidias were dedications in memory of Marathon, from the spoils of the victory.
Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications or England's Patron Saints, i.
To judge, however, from the dedications, prologues and epilogues of his various plays, he seems to have enjoyed the patronage of the earl, afterwards duke, of Newcastle, "himself a muse" after a fashion, and Lord Craven, the supposed husband of the ex-queen of Bohemia.
Brooches (fibulae), pins, razors, tweezers, &c., often found as dedications to a deity, e.g.
A common formula in Palmyrene dedications runs " To him whose name is blessed for ever, the good and the compassionate "; out of reverence the name of the deity was not pronounced; was it Bel or Malak-bel?