NCM 1890-1355/832

Excavated at the Temple of Diana near Lake Nemi, Italy, in 1885, this bust is thought to be Asclepius – the Greek god of medicine – and possibly dates from 300BC. It was described by the excavator, Lord Savile, as… “an unfinished bust of heroic size, much damaged but with a fine expression.”

Image © Nick Dunmur
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