Terracotta votive figure of a young infant, Roman, 200 BCE-2 Objects like this were often left at healing sanctuaries …

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Terracotta votive figure of a young infant, Roman, 200 BCE-2 Objects like this were often left at healing sanctuaries and other religious sites as offerings to gods such as Asklepios, the Greco-Roman god of medicine. Usually as a plea for help at times of ill health or as thanks for a cure, this offering of a young swaddled infant may indicate a sick child who needs healing or was perhaps given in the hope that a woman might become pregnant. Votive offering. Amulet. Contributors: Science Museum, London. Work ID: qsxgyjne.

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