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Marble statue of Asklepios, Greek, 400-200 BCE
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Asklepios was a Greco-Roman god who was associated with healing and medicine. It was believed he cured the sick while they slept in a temple dedicated to him. This is known as incubation. In mythology, Asklepios was also said to be able to resurrect the dead. The statue was purchased in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1931. maker: Unknown maker Place made: Greece