Votive left foot, Roman, 200 BCE-200 CE
Votive offerings are representations of afflicted body parts presented to a god, either in the hope of a cure or as thanks for one. This terracotta object may show the condition club foot, where the foot has not developed properly and causes difficulty when walking.
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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.
Glossary: club foot
A condition where the foot is twisted and so the sole cannot be placed flat on the floor.