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Asklepios relief

Top left: Votive relief showing Asklepios and his daughters; Top center: V...

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Relief depicting Asklepios with his children and worshipping family

Collection: Athens, National Archaeological Museum
Title: Asklepios Relief
Context: Probably from Loukou (Kynouria)
Findspot: Found at the Monastery at Loukou (Kynouria), where it had been kept before 1821.
Summary: Asklepios with his children and worshipping family
Object Function: Votive
Material: Marble
Sculpture Type: Stele, relief-decorated
Category: Single monument
Style: Late Classical
Technique: Medium relief
Original or Copy: Original
Date: ca. 400 BC - ca. 350 BC
Dimensions: H. 0.53 m, L. 0.74 m
Scale: Under life-size
Region: Laconia
Period: Late Classical


Subject Description: At left a family group of worshipers, two women, two men, and two boys face Asklepios, leaning on a staff, with his sons, Podaleirios, Machaon, and his daughters, Iaso, Akeso, and Panakeia. A sacrificial pig has been placed at the feet of Asklepios. The divinities are represented at a larger scale than the mortals.

Form & Style: Probably the work of an Attic sculptor.

Condition: Complete

Condition Description: Top and bottom edges damaged.

Inscription: Modern inscription

Collection History:

Kept in a monastery at Loukou until 1821

Sources Used: Karouzou 1968, 152 no. 1402; Svoronos 1903-12, 351-52, pl. 35.4