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    Sale 7540

    A House on the Wiltshire Downs

    6 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 207

    AN ITALIAN WHITE MARBLE PORTRAIT PROFILE RELIEF OF HYGEIA

    LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ITALIAN WHITE MARBLE PORTRAIT PROFILE RELIEF OF HYGEIA
    LATE 18TH CENTURY
    17½ in. (44 cm.) high


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    In Greek mythology, Hygeia (Roman equivalent: Salus) was a daughter of Asclepius. She was the goddess of health, cleanliness and sanitation (and later the moon), and 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.

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