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Votive statue of woman and child, terracotta, probably Roman

Science Museum, London


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Votive offerings are representations of body parts. They are usually presented at the shrine of a particular deity, either in the hope of a cure or as thanks for one. This terracotta statue features a seated woman breastfeeding a child. It may have been intended to ensure a safe delivery during childbirth. maker: Unknown maker Place made: Italy


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Votive statue of woman and child, terracotta, probably Roman. Credit: Science Museum, London. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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