Goddess Hygeia

Goddess Hygeia

Goddess Hygeia is an original painting, oil on canvas, 20 inches by 16 inches in a frame. Original painting available at Saatchi Art

This image is painted from a photograph I took at the museum of Epidaurus in April 2015

Hygeia was the daughter of Asclepios, the God of medicine and worshipped as the Goddess of Health. Her worship probably started in the 4th century at Epidauros in association with the great temple to Asclepios that was bringing thousands of infirm people to that city for medical assistance.

Goddess Hygeia, ancient Greek goddes