Votive relief with a representation of Tyche

Top left: Fragment of a relief showing Asklepios and his daughters; Top Mi...

Collection: Athens, National Archaeological Museum
Title: Votive relief to Asklepios and Hygieia
Context: From Athens, Acropolis (S. Slope)
Findspot: Excavated at Athens, Acropolis, Asklepieion (South Slope) (in 1876)
Summary: Asklepios and Hygieia with worshipper(s)
Object Function: Votive
Material: Marble
Sculpture Type: Stele, relief-decorated
Category: Single monument
Style: Late Classical
Technique: Low relief
Original or Copy: Original
Date: ca. 420 BC - ca. 400 BC
Dimensions: H. 0.73 m; W. 0.55 m
Scale: Miniature (pictorial field)
Region: Attica
Period: Late Classical

Subject Description: On the left stand Hygieia and Asklepios in 3/4-views to the right. Hygieia is well preserved, missing only parts of her left side. She is swathed in a himation over a chiton, and holds some drapery in an anakalypsis gesture over her left shoulder, while her right hand rests at her side. She rests her weight on her left leg. Asklepios stands ahead of her: only the lower part of his himation and feet are preserved, showing that he too rested his weight on his left leg. On the far right (perhaps on the other side of an altar) stands an adorant, at half the scale of the deities, standing in 3/4-view to the left. He is a bearded man, wearing a himation draped over his left shoulder. He raises his right hand in adoration.

Form & Style: The relief is framed vertically by narrow antae that support a roof edge with many antefixes (of which only two are well preserved).

Condition: Fragmentary

Condition Description: Restored from four fragments, preserving right and left portions of the relief.

Material Description: "Pentelic" according to Svoronos

Associated Building: Athens, Asklepieion

Sources Used: Svoronos 1903-12, 259-60, pl. 34