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Lot 142: Bronze Sculpture Of Asclepius (Asklepios), A H
December 10, 2016
Carson City, NV, USALive Auction
Description: Bronze Sculpture Of Asclepius (Asklepios), A Hero And God Of Medicine In Ancient Greek Religion And Mythology. Asclepius Represents The Healing Aspect Of The Medical Arts; His Daughters Are Hygieia The Goddess Of Health, Cleanliness, And Sanitation, Iaso The Goddess Of Recuperation From Illness, Aceso The Goddess Of The Healing Process, Aglaea 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 And The Egyptian Imhotep. 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. Estimated more than 100 yrs old. European art encompasses the history of visual art. Artistic development within Europe becomes clear only with the art of Ancient Greece, adopted and transformed by Rome and carried; with the Empire, across much of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. The influence of the art of the Classical period continued over two thousand years, seeming to slip into a distant memory in parts of the Medieval period, and to return in the Renaissance period, and then decay during the Baroque period, only to reappear in a refined form in Neo-Classicism and to be reborn in Post-Modernism. Before the 1800s, the Christian church was a major influence upon European art, the commissions of the Church, architectural, painterly and sculptural, providing the major source of work for artists. The history of the Church was very much reflected in the history of art, during this period. In the same period of time there was renewed interest in heroes and heroines, tales of mythological gods and goddesses, great wars, and bizarre creatures which were not connected to religion. Secularism has influenced European art since the Classical period, while most art of the last 200 years has been produced without reference to religion and often with no particular ideology at all. European art is arranged into a number of stylistic periods such as Classical, Byzantine, Medieval, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassical, Modern and Postmodern. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)
Condition Report: Good