|Collection:||Athens, National Archaeological Museum|
|Title:||Votive relief showing Hygieia and four worshippers|
|Context:||From Athens, Acropolis (S. Slope)|
|Findspot:||Excavated at Athens, Acropolis, Asklepieion (South Slope)|
|Summary:||Hygieia and four worshippers|
|Sculpture Type:||Stele, relief-decorated|
|Original or Copy:||Original|
|Date:||ca. 300 BC - 250 BC|
|Dimensions:||H. 0.43 m; W. 0.30 m|
|Scale:||Miniature (pictorial field)|
Subject Description: Hygieia, a youthful goddess, stands in a near frontal view, slightly to the right, with her weight on her left leg, and her right foot slightly advanced. She wears a thin chiton and a himation, and holds a portion of drapery over her left shoulder. To her right is a rectangular altar topped with a triangular gable, behind which stand four worshippers (the largest at nearly 2/3 her size) who approach her from the right: two small girls, a woman, and a man. They are shown near profile to the left, and raise their right hands in adoration.
Form & Style: The relief is framed by a simple band, the right portion of which the figures slightly overlap.
Condition: Single piece
Condition Description: Single fragment preserving the right side of the relief. Some portions of the relief, such as the head and shoulders of Hygieia, are missing.
Material Description: "Pentelic" according to Svoronos
Associated Building: Athens, Asklepieion