Etruscan Terracotta Votive Hand
An ancient Etruscan terracotta votive left hand with fingers extended.
Ca. 4th century 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.
Accompanied by Italian Cultural Export Permit no. 11727 (4.10.2017).
Formerly in a private collection Rome, Italy.