Roman Bronze Asclepius

Roman Bronze Asclepius

An ancient Roman bronze statuette of Asclepius, the god of medicine, bare-chested wrapped in a himation and leaning on a staff entwined by a serpent; standing on a cylindrical plinth.

Ca. 1st - 2nd century AD.
Height: 6 in. (15.4 cm).
Intact.

Asclepius was the ancient Greek god of medicine. As a son of Apollo he shared his father's healing aspects. The snake entwined staff of Asclepius, remains a symbol of medicine today. Ancient Greek doctors were known as the Therapeutae of Asclepius.

Formerly in a German private collection.

Inv#: 7882

$37,500



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