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Aesculapius Holding a Staff Encircled by a Snake

Photo credit: Wellcome Collection

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The figure of Aesculapius is based on an antique type known as the 'Este' type after a sculpture formerly in the Este collection in Modena and now in Vienna.

Wellcome Collection

London


Medium

black & red chalk & brown wash on paper

Measurements

H 31.8 x W 19.7 cm

Accession number

38483i

Acquisition method

gift from the Friends of the Wellcome Institute, 1996

Work type

Drawing & watercolour


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