Roman Votive Face

Illustration

Arienne King
by Science Museum
published on 20 April 2019
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This glazed and painted terracotta face of uncertain provenance was probably intended as a votive offering, probably for the healing of a skin condition. Votive offerings were often dedicated at the temples of gods associated with healing, such as Asclepius, Apollo, or Thoth. Originally made c. 200 BCE - 200 CE, the piece is now part of the collection of the Science Museum in London, UK.

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