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Torso of Hygeia, Goddess of Health
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Torso of Hygeia, Goddess of Health


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This statue depicts a draped female figure. She holds a snake in her right hand and wears a mantle brunched under her left elbow. There is a dowel hole at the left elbow for the attachment of a forearm. The head is gone, the snake is broken, the left forearm is gone and the piece is broken below the knees. An old number "66" is painted over with a number "39."
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [no. 49]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Number] Painted over: 66; [Number] Painted on top of the 66: 39
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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Period
1st century BCE-3rd century CE (Late Hellenistic-Roman Imperial)
Medium
marble
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
23.42
Measurements
H: 23 7/16 in. (59.5 cm)
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