Group with Asklepius and Hygieia
Marble. Roman copy from the time of Hadrian after a late Hellenistic original.
Inv. No. 571.
Rome, Vatican Museums, Pius-Clementine Museum, Gallery of statues, 33 Photo by Olga Lyubimova

Group with Asklepius and Hygieia.

Marble. Roman copy from the time of Hadrian after a late Hellenistic original.
Inv. No. 571.

Rome, Vatican Museums, Pius-Clementine Museum, Gallery of statues, 33
(Musei Vaticani, Museo Pio-Clementino, Galleria delle statue)

Origin:
Found in fragments in the area of the ancient forum at Palestrina.
Description:
The work was restored by Gaspare Sibilla who sculpted the head of Hygieia and inserted the antique but not matching head of Asklepius. The group, derived from a Late Hellenistic original, was created during the time of Hadrian, re-using an architectinic element.
Credits:
(ρρ) 2009. Photo: Olga Lyubimova (CC BY-SA 4.0).
Text: museum inscription to the sculpture.
Keywords: marble sculptural group god goddess Asklepius Asclepius Asklepios Asclepios Aesculapius Hygieia snake staff crook cloak himation sandals Roman copy from a Greek original Palestrina Inv No 571 GS 33
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