Votive offering in the form of a breast

Made:
200-200
maker:
Unknown

Votive breast, terracotta, probably Roman, 200BC-200AD

Objects such as this were left at healing sanctuaries and other religious sites as offerings to gods such as Asklepios, the Greco-Roman god of medicine. They were intended either to indicate the part of the body that needed help or as thanks for a cure.

Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A635562
type:
votive breast
taxonomy:
  • votive offering
  • votive figure
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust

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