Votive male genitalia, Roman, 200 BCE-400 CE
- 200 BCE-400 CE in Roman Empire
Votive male genitalia, possibly Roman
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. The votive marble penis and testicles may have been given in thanks for a cure for impotence or infertility.
- Classical & Medieval Medicine
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- votive offering
- Gorga, Evangelista
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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