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Gods and spirits in Ancient Greece

A thank-you

Height: 12.000 inches
Width: 8.000 inches

GR 1867.5-8.117 (Sculpture 809)

A thank-you

From: the island of Mílos, Aegean Sea
Date: about AD 100-200

On the island of Mílos was a little shrine with statues of the god Asklepios, the god of medicine, and his companion the goddess Hygieia. Here, ill people came and prayed to get well.

If they got better, they would often come back and say thank-you. They would sometimes leave a model of the part of their body that was cured. This marble tablet says 'to Asklepios and Hygieia with thanks from Tyche'. Which part of Tyche do you think was hurt?