Votive right foot

Made:
200-200
maker:
Unknown

Votive right foot, small, terracotta, Roman, 200BC-200AD

Votive offerings such as this one were left at healing sanctuaries and other religious sites as offerings to gods such as Asklepios, the Greco-Roman god of medicine. It was intended either to indicate the part of the body that needed help or as thanks for a cure.

Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A635613
type:
votive foot
taxonomy:
  • votive offering
  • votive figure
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust