Figure of a Woman on a Bed



Pottery image of a woman and child lying on 4-legged bed. Broken in two and mended. Figures such as this one were used as votive offerings in temples or as objects of worship in private homes, and expressed the desire for children and perhaps magically ensured rapid conception. Formerly Wellcome Historical Medical Museum no. 116852; Purchased at Stevens's Auction House Ltd., London, 20-21 October 1931 Lot 667 (noted as being ex. Rustafjaell collection).