Votive right leg
- 200 BCE-400 CE in Roman Empire
Votive right leg, bronze,Roman(?)
Votive offerings were made at the temple of a healing god such as Asklepios, the Greco-Roman god of healing and medicine. They were made in the hope of receiving a cure or as thanks for one. This bronze example shows a muscular leg up to the mid thigh. It is possibly a Roman example. The use of bronze may indicate a wealthy owner as most votives were made from terracotta.
- Classical & Medieval Medicine
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- votive offering
- Loan, Wellcome Trust
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