Left half of a a terracotta female head, Roman, 200 BCE-200 CE

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

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Left half of female head, terracotta, probably Roman, 200BC-200AD

Votive offerings were made at the temple of a healing god such as Asklepios, the Greco-Roman god of healing and medicine, in the hope of receiving a cure or as thanks for one. Made from terracotta, this shows the left side of a woman’s head. She may have been experiencing chronic headaches.

Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A635639
type:
votive offering
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