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Hygeia (Health) of Aigyion Ancient Greek goddess of Health Museum Sculpture Bust

Made of cast stone
Finish: antique stone finish
Dimensions: 39cm or 15.5"H
Item No. X359
Period: Greek Age (7th-4th century B.C.)
This Item is an Identical Museum Reproduction

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Hygeia (Health) of Aigyion Ancient Greek goddess of Health Museum Sculpture Bust. Head of the goddess Hygeia from Aigyion (Peloponnese). 4th cent. B.C. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. This is a replica of a museum original from the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. Made of cast stone with antique stone finish – placed on marble pedestal. About: Beautiful bust of Hygeia, ancient goddess of Health.In Greek and Roman mythology, Hygieia (??????), or Hygeia (?????), was a daughter of the god of medicine, Asclepius. She was the goddess of health, cleanliness and sanitation and afterwards, the moon. She also played an important part in her father’s cult. While her father was more directly associated with healing, she was associated with the prevention of sickness and the continuation of good health. Her name is the source of the word “hygiene”.

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