Terracotta body parts. 4th – 1st century BC. Central Italy.
Donated by Lady Smith Woodward. MAA 1944.58
Ex Beldam Collection. MAA D 1921.212.
Not all representations of body parts are votive offerings. We can be quite certain about those found in a ‘religious’ context like a sanctuary, but what about those found in rivers or springs? Did these places have a religious significance too? Shown here are a foot, ears and eyes.