Title: Asklepios Giustini type
Context: From Athens, Acropolis (S. Slope)
Summary: Statue of a bearded male deity
Object Function: Cult?
Sculpture Type: Free-standing statue
Category: Original/copies
Style: Late Classical
Technique: In-the-round
Original or Copy: Original (lost)
Date: ca. 350 BC
Scale: Over life-size
Region: Attica
Period: Late Classical

Subject Description: As restored from copies, this seated statue depicted a bearded male deity, probably Asklepios.

Form & Style: The Asklepios Giustini type has been associated with the cult statue of Asklepios set up in the Asklepieion at Athens, in 420/19, mentioned briefly by Paus. 1.21.4. Reisch originaly attributed the original cult statue to the sculptor Alkamenes, which is unfounded. Scholars have since determined that the original may have been the work of a Peloponnesian artist, dating to the middle fo the fourth century, and Vierneisel-Schlörb sees no connection of the Asklepios Giustini type to any cult statues of Asklepios attributed to famous artists in ancient written testimoniae

Condition: Lost

Sources Used: Vierneisel-Schlörb 1979, 216-24 (with previous bibliography

Other Bibliography: E. Reisch, ÖJh 1 (1898) 8