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Roman Carnelian Intaglio depicting the Goddess Hygeia - OS.439
Origin: Europe
Circa: 100 AD to 300 AD
Dimensions: 0.7" (1.8cm) high
Collection: Intaglio Jewelry
Style: Roman Period
Medium: Carnelian

Additional Information: H. 0.7/F
Location: Great Britain
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Hygeia | Greco-Roman marble statue C1st A.D. | State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg Hygeia, Greco-Roman marble statue C1st A.D., State Hermitage Museum HYGEIA was the goddess of good health. She was a daughter and attendant of the medicine-god Asklepios (Asclepius), and a companion of the goddess Aphrodite. Her sisters included Panakeia (Panacea) (Cure-All) and Iaso (Remedy). Hygeia's opposite number were the Nosoi (Spirits of Disease). Her Roman name was Salus. In classical sculpture she was represented as a woman holding a large serpent in her arms. - (OS.439)


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