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Votive male genitalia, Roman, 200 BCE-400 CE

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Votive offerings were given to the gods either in the hope of a cure or as thanks for one and were made in the shape of the afflicted body part. The votive marble penis and testicles may have been given in thanks for a cure for impotence or infertility. maker: Unknown maker Place made: Roman Republic and Empire


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