Votive statue of woman and child, terracotta, probably Roman, 200 BCE-200 CE
- 200 BCE-200 CE in Italy
Votive statue of woman and child breastfeeding, terracotta, probably Roman, 200BC-200AD
Votive offerings are representations of body parts. They are usually presented at the shrine of a particular deity, either in the hope of a cure or as thanks for one. This terracotta statue features a seated woman breastfeeding a child. It may have been intended to ensure a safe delivery during childbirth.