Votive Eye - ROM2010_11485_65


Votive Eye

Geography: Mediterranean region
Date: c. 200-100 BC
Period: Etruscan or Republican Roman
Object number: 2002.95.4010
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.
Roman World
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