Votive foot - ROM2010_11485_77


Votive foot

Geography: Syracuse, Italy
Date: 100-25 BC
Period: Roman Republican period
Object number: 2002.95.4006
Credit Line: The T.G.H. Drake Collection. Gift of the Academy of Medicine, Toronto, and the University Health Network
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome - Bratty Exhibit of Etruria
DescriptionThe purpose of offering body parts at a shrine was to seek help from a deity to alleviate an afflicted organ or region of the body. This Etruscan tradition continued into the Roman Republican era, reflecting the lasting influence of Etruscan religion in Rome.
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