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Votive right leg, Roman, 200 BCE-400 CE

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Votive offerings were made at the temple of a healing god such as Asklepios, the Greco-Roman god of healing and medicine. They were made in the hope of receiving a cure or as thanks for one. This bronze example shows a muscular leg up to the mid thigh. It is possibly a Roman example. The use of bronze may indicate a wealthy owner as most votives were made from terracotta.

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Glossary: votive offering

Objects or monuments donated by an individual for a public place or shrine. The object is usually given in gratitude for deliverance from distress.