Votive viscera, terracotta, probably Roman, 200BC-200AD
Votive viscera, female, terracotta, probably Roman, 200BC-200AD. Votive offerings were gifts given to the gods in prayer. These would often be in the form or representation of the injured or diseased part of the body and would be left at the temple of a god - as in the case of the abdominal organs shown here.
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- Classical & Medieval Medicine
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- votive offering
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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