Votive viscera, Roman, 200 BCE-200 CE

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

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Votive viscera, female, terracotta, probably Roman, 200BC-200AD. Black background.
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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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Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Object Number:
A634939
type:
votive offering
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status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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