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A priest of Asklepios (Aesculapius) and a patient calling up the sacred, non-poisonous snakes

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Title
A priest of Asklepios (Aesculapius) and a patient calling up the sacred, non-poisonous snakes
Names
Forestier, A. (Amédée), d. 1930 (Artist)
Caton, Richard, 1842-1926 (Originator)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Religion -- Ancient -- Greece

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1906-03-10
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Topics
Greece -- Religion
Incense
Sacrifices
Greek temples
Altars
Greeks -- To 499
Priests -- Greece -- To 499
Tripods -- Greece
Interiors -- Greece -- To 499
Snakes
Temples, Greek
Genres
Conjectural works
Periodical illustrations
Notes
Content: "During the recent excavations of the Health Temple of Asklepios at Cos, the scene of Hippocrates' labours, a curious cist with a heavy marble lid was discovered. This is believed to have been the place where the priests kept the sacred snakes of Asklepios. In the center of the slab is a hole (see photograph on another page) through which the snakes went out and in. This Ophiseion, or place of the snakes, was let into the floor of a small sanctuary in which an altar of incense is supposed to have stood. There the priests brought their patients to sacrifice, and to offer sacred cakes to the serpents. On the walls were probably engraved health maxims and votive inscriptions of persons who had been cured."--printed on border.
Source identifier: iln (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)
Statement of responsibility: "Drawn by A. Forestier from restorations by Dr. Richard Caton."--printed on border.
Physical Description
Halftone photomechanical prints
Extent: Sheet 35.5 x 24.5 cm
Tears on image.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 942ee3f0-c5bf-012f-1f70-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1906: Issued
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "A priest of Asklepios (Aesculapius) and a patient calling up the sacred, non-poisonous snakes" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1906-03-10. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5f80-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "A priest of Asklepios (Aesculapius) and a patient calling up the sacred, non-poisonous snakes" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 12, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5f80-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1906-03-10). A priest of Asklepios (Aesculapius) and a patient calling up the sacred, non-poisonous snakes Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5f80-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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A priest of Asklepios (Aesculapius) and a patient calling up the sacred, non-poisonous snakes