Ariadne: Resources for Athenaze


Votives to Asklepios

Here are examples of votives offered at various Asklepieia. Such votives were hung on the temple walls either in hopes for curing ailments or in gratitude for being healed.

Collection of anatomical votives from Corinth.
More anatomical votives from Corinth.
Votive eyes and nose.
More votive eyes. These are from Epidauros.
A votive head.
Votive lungs.
A votive image of the digestive system from Cerveteri.
A large votive leg from Epidauros. Look closely and you will see a large vein on the leg - a thanks for curing varicose veins.
Votive shoulder (Corinth).
Votive breasts (Corinth).
Collection of votive arms and hands (Corinth).
A collection of hands. The hand in the top left also portrays an abscess.

More information on healing sanctuaries. (Virginia)