Votive left foot

Made:
200 BCE-200 CE in Roman Empire

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Votive left foot, terracotta, possibly showing talipes, Roman, 200BC-200AD

Votive offerings are representations of afflicted body parts presented to a god, either in the hope of a cure or as thanks for one. This terracotta object may show the condition club foot, where the foot has not developed properly and causes difficulty when walking.

Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A634921
Measurements:
overall: 100 mm x 85 mm x 175 mm, 0.68kg
type:
votive foot
taxonomy:
credit:
Gorga, Evangelista