PAIR OF TERRACOTTA VOTIVE HANDS

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PAIR OF TERRACOTTA VOTIVE HANDS

A right and a left hand stretched out, flat backs

Ex priv. coll. L.G., Netherlands, acquired TEFAF 2004
H. 16,4 and 15,8 cm. Mounted on perspex

4th cent. BC

From the 5th century BC onward the practice of leaving terracotta votive offerings in the sanctuaries (bothroi) of Etruria became more wide spread. Representations of all parts of the body are known. It is believed that these were left the intention of seeking a cure for an ailment specific to the anatomical model represented

 3.500

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