Votive offering in form of left leg

Made:
200-200
maker:
Unknown

Votive left leg, terracotta, Roman, 200BC-200AD

Votive offerings were given to Greek and Roman healing gods such as Asklepios as a request or thanks for a cure. Votives are usually in the shape of the body part afflicted and give some indication as to what the person was experiencing.

Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A67494
type:
votive leg
taxonomy:
  • votive offering
  • votive figure
credit:
Hotel Suisse

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