Plaster replica of a marble relief of unknown origin from the early Hellenistic period, (early 3rd century BC). Such reliefs were presented to the temples of Asclepios by cured worshippers, as tokens of their gratitude to the god. The god of health is depicted standing, leaning on a staff, in front of his symbol, the snake, which is wound round the trunk of a tree. This representation imitates the famous devotional statue of the god sculpted by Vryaxis.
Donated by Rena Andreadi