Votive left foot, Roman, 200 BCE-200 CE

Made:
200 BCE-200 CE in Roman Empire
maker:
Unknown

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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
Object Number:
A634921
type:
votive foot
taxonomy:
credit:
Gorga, Evangelista
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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