Statuette of the goddes, Hygeia, Roman, 250-100 BC.
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Statuette of the goddes, Hygeia, Roman, 250-100 BC.

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Description

This white marble statuette of Hygeia, the Greek and Roman goddes of health personified, was found at Ostia, near Rome, Italy. 'Hygeia' is derived from the root word 'hugies' or 'hygies', meaning healthy, which is also the root word for hygiene.
 

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10284941
 

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