votive ears from the British Science Museum Votive offerings were (and are) objects left in a sacred place with the hope and expectation of healing. This tradition traces back through ancient Greek history.
Roman Votive Ear Panel, century AD Made from marble with a Greek inscription “"IAEICEYXHN”“(? Votive offerings were presented to a god, sometimes either in the hope of a cure or as thanks.
Archaeologists have uncovered the human remains of an epidemic in Egypt so terrible that one ancient writer believed the world was coming to an end. The researchers also found a giant bonfire where many of the plague victims were incinerated.
jtotheizzoe: The oldest portrait of a woman ever found, dated yrs ago, carved in mammoth ivory & proving that even our early ancestors could capture the expressive nature of the human face in a style that was uniquely meaningful to them
Standing Figure with Jeweled Headdress
Princely figure with jeweled crown [Iran]
This carved head in ivory is dated to about years old. It seems to depict a man with very heavy brows, long straight hair. it’s thought that he may have been the top of a staff, with his long hair curled around it.
4000 year history of birth control, from crocodile dung BC) to the modern day pill. Photo is of barrier methods circa
Articulated Figure of Carved Mammoth Ivory -- Circa BCE -- Discovered…
Vin Mariani was a very popular wine and coca product invented around 1963 by Angelo Mariani. This bottle is likely from around 1892 and was still marketed as a health tonic.
Nursing woman, a terracotta statuette, probably a votive in hope of/ thanksgiving for a successful childbirth. Roman, from near the military camp in Pförring, Bavaria. Munich, Archäologische Staatssammlung, 2nd century CE
Toy buffalo on wheels, terracotta, Magna Graecia, Archaic Age, circa century BCE
Anatomical Votive Marble Found near the Pnyx in Athens Century AD Roman Marble votive relief with eyes. It was dedicated to Zeus, and placed in the shrine by one Philomation, either in the.