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Which daughter?

 

Another statue at the base of the Linnaeus statue - given the staff and the snake, there's clearly a medical connotation.  Perhaps she represents one of the daughters of the Asclepius, the god of medicine in the Greek pantheon.  She may be Iaso, the goddess of recuperation from illness, given the cup, presumably symbolising the giving of medicine.

 

Which daughter?

 

Another statue at the base of the Linnaeus statue - given the staff and the snake, there's clearly a medical connotation.  Perhaps she represents one of the daughters of the Asclepius, the god of medicine in the Greek pantheon.  She may be Iaso, the goddess of recuperation from illness, given the cup, presumably symbolising the giving of medicine.

 

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Possibly Greenland
  • 17 May 2016, 03:10
She is looking quite heroic, but not very happy, Tom.
Tom Wilson: It's a serious business, medicine smile
  • Martine
  • France
  • 17 May 2016, 04:38
Je n'aime pas du tout les serpents.
Tom Wilson: Celui-ci est pas venimeux!
The snake is quite a symbol here Tom!
Tom Wilson: Comes from the time when the temples dedicated to Asclepius kept snakes, so Wikipedia tells me!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 May 2016, 06:41
These seem to be eminently sensible suggestions for this fine piece of statuary Tom
Tom Wilson: The only one I could come up with! I imagine that the other three are symbolic of the other fields that Linne worked in. I'll have to take a closer look if I'm in Stockholm again.
She could be Slipideus Tom, the God of serious faces.
Tom Wilson: No - if she was that, she couldn't keep a straight face while hanging on to a snake smile
There are two women. The other may give you more clues.
Tom Wilson: Probably symbolising other aspects of his work - I guess one might be Flora!
this statue is the work of a talented artist, Tom and a fine shot by you.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Ayush - yes, he was a fine artist I think.
Good statue isn't it.
Tom Wilson: It is, very fine.
I can offer no help in this matter. I never really got past Athena
Tom Wilson: Zeus was my stopping point smile
it's a wonderful statue and you have framed it very well Tom... the b&w image is perfect....petersmile
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Peter
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 May 2016, 21:26
Your interpretation sounds convincing - the classical statue is very impressive.

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