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510013469

Marble votive plaques. The dedication of models or depictions of limbs and organs of the human body to healing gods, either as an appeal for healing or in thanks for the cure of the sick members, was a widespread practice in ancient times. It has continued down to modern times in Greece, having been brought into harmony with the principles of Christian religion.

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Marble votive plaques.  The dedication of models or depictions of limbs and organs of the human body to healing gods, either as an appeal for healing or in thanks for the cure of the sick members, was a widespread practice in ancient times.  It has continued down to modern times in Greece, having been brought into harmony with the principles of Christian religion.