Votive male torso, dissected to show viscera, reputedly from Isola Farnese, Roman, 200BCE-200CE (see note).
Votive male torso, dissected to show viscera, reputedly from Isola Farnese in Italy, 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.
- Classical & Medieval Medicine
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- votive offering
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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