Museum Masterpieces Hygea
MAY TAKE UP TO 5 BUSINESS DAYS TO SHIP.
3 1/4" x 3 1/4" x 12"
Cold Cast Bronze
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.