Votive left foot

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.

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Classical & Medieval Medicine
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votive foot
Gorga, Evangelista

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