Votive offering showing the head of a boy, Roman, 200 BCE-20

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Votive offering showing the head of a boy, Roman, 200 BCE-20. 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. It was intended either to indicate the part of the body that needed help or as thanks for a cure. If this young boy’s head was offered up for medical reasons it may have been because he had been injured or experienced headaches. Contributors: Science Museum, London. Work ID: qh6bujmp.

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