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A priest of Asklepios (Aesculapius) and a patient calling up the sacred, non-poisonous snakes.

Image ID: 1624842

A priest of Asklepios (Aesculapius) and a patient calling up the sacred, non-poisonous snakes. (1906)

Image Details

Image Title

:  A priest of Asklepios (Aesculapius) and a patient calling up the sacred, non-poisonous snakes.

Creator

: Forestier, A. (Amédée), d. 1930 -- Artist

Additional Name(s)

: Caton, Richard, 1842-1926 -- Originator

Published Date

: 1906

Medium

: Halftone photomechanical prints

Specific Material Type

: photomechanical_prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; sheet 35.5 x 24.5 cm.

Notes

: Tears on image. Written on border: "Mar. 10, 1906". Printed on border: "Drawn by A. Forestier from restorations by Dr. Richard Caton." "During the recent excavations of the Health Temple of Asklepios at Cos, the scene of Hippocrates' labours, a curious cist with a heavy marble lid was discovered. This is believed to have been the place where the priests kept the sacred snakes of Asklepios. In the center of the slab is a hole (see photog ....
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Original Source

: From The Illustrated London news. ([London] [ The Illustrated London News & Sketch Ltd.] 1842-) .

Source

: Wonders: Images of the Ancient World / Religion -- Ancient -- Greece

Source Description

: 1 folder (9 pictures)

Location

: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Digital ID

: 1624842

Record ID

: 1763037

Digital Item Published

: 8-13-2008; updated 3-25-2011

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