Lege Artis Medicinae

[Asclepius representations]

ZENTAI Lóránd

JANUARY 12, 1991

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1991;1(01)

[One of the pieces of the Iker coin balance, which, together with its counterpart, was part of the equipment of the Lion Apothecary in Gönc, founded in 1835. (Today it is on display in the Semmelweis Museum of Medical History.) The main decoration of the brass balance, with two weight drawers fixed to a black polished wooden base, is a statuette of Asclepius painted in patinated bronze (its pair is a statuette of Hygieia), the work of an unknown early 19th century master, a remarkable example of the Hungarian classicist woodcarving craft.]

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