Unglazed moulded terracotta fertility figure

Made:
500-400

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Unglazed moulded terracotta fertility figure with traces of engobe, representing squatting female in act of parturition(?), perforated for suspension, Graeco-Roman, from Egypt(?), 500BC-400

Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A87343
type:
votive female figure
taxonomy:
  • votive offering
  • votive figure
credit:
Gayer-Anderson, R.G.