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E2007.242.59.4|10643872

Telesphorus is always represented as a hooded male child with no arms or legs visible. He was worshipped as a god who accompanies Asklepios, the Greco-Roman god of medicine and healing, and he may be his son. Telesphorus signified the end or recovery from an illness. This terracotta statue is possible from the Boeotia region in the centre of ancient Greece.

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A655520

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Glossary: statue

A sculpture in the round representing human or animal figures or small figure groups; a statuette is a smaller sculpture.