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Statue of the goddess Hygeia, Roman, 100 BCE - 100 CE

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Hygeia was one of the daughters of Asklepios, the Greco-Roman god of medicine and healing. Hygeia was worshipped as the goddess of good health or cleanliness. Her name is where we get the word ‘hygiene’ from. This small statue is made from marble and was reputedly found in Ostia, Italy, in the early 1900s. maker: Unknown maker Place made: Roman Republic and Empire

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