Votive left eye
- 200 BCE-100 CE in Roman Empire
Votive left eye, bronze, Roman, 200BC-100AD
Votive offerings were given to the gods either in the hope of a cure or as thanks for one and were made in the shape of the afflicted body part – in this case a left eye. The original owner may have been experiencing blindness or infection. This example is made from bronze, the use of which may indicate a wealthy owner as most votives were made from terracotta.