Votive carving of hair

Made:
200BCE-400CE in Italy
maker:
Unknown

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Votive hair, carved from marble, probably Roman, 200BC-400AD. Hung in temple or shrine to promote growth of hair on bald pate.

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Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A634586
type:
votive hair
taxonomy:
  • votive offering
  • votive figure
  • votive head
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust

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