Votive placenta

Made:
200-200
maker:
Unknown

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Votive placenta, terracotta, Roman, 200BC-200AD. SCM - Classical & Medieval Medicine
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Votive placenta, terracotta, Roman, 200BC-200AD. SCM - Classical & Medieval Medicine
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Votive placenta, terracotta, Roman, 200BC-200AD. SCM - Classical & Medieval Medicine
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Votive placenta, terracotta, Roman, 200BC-200AD. SCM - Classical & Medieval Medicine
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Votive placenta, terracotta, Roman, 200BC-200AD

Votive offerings were gifts given to the gods in prayer. These would often be in the form or representation of the injured or diseased part of the body and would be left at the temple of a god.

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Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A114889
type:
votive viscera
taxonomy:
  • votive offering
  • votive figure
credit:
Glendining & Co.

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