Bronze Bust of Asclepius, Greek God of Healing, Medicine and Physicians
High quality Grand Tour bronze bust of Asclepius depicting the bearded Greek god on a faux marble Scagliola plinth. Modelled after an ancient Roman marble original. The black stepped base with a laurel wreath in relief. A great gift for your favourite physician, these together with the bust of Hippocrates I have listed here make the perfect pair. Every doctor’s office should have one or both!
Asclepius, a god of medicine and healing in ancient Greek religion. Asclepius represents the healing aspect of the medical arts; his daughters are Hygieia ("Hygiene", the goddess/personification of health, cleanliness, and sanitation), Iaso (the goddess of recuperation from illness), Aceso (the goddess of the healing process), Aglæa/Ægle (the goddess of beauty, splendor, glory, magnificence, and adornment), and Panacea (the goddess of universal remedy). He was associated with the Roman/Etruscan god Vediovis. He was one of Apollo's sons, sharing with Apollo the epithet Paean ("the Healer"). The rod of Asclepius, a snake-entwined staff, remains a symbol of medicine today. Those physicians and attendants who served this god were known as the Therapeutae of Asclepius. (Wikipedia).