Votive offering in the form of a breast
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.
- Classical & Medieval Medicine
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- votive breast
- votive offering
- votive figure
- Loan, Wellcome Trust
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