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Hippocrates, greek alabaster statue with color

Handmade alabaster statue of Hippocrates of Kos with green color, the father of Medicine

Handmade alabaster statue of Hippocrates of Kos with green color, the father of Medicine. One of the best greek art decorating gifts, ideal for clinics and medical offices.

Hippocrates of Kos was a Greek physician of the fifth-century, also known as the Age of Pericles (Classical Greece), and he is considered as one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is thought to be the ''Father of Medicine'' and he is commonly portrayed as the paragon of the ancient physician and credited with coining the Hippocratic Oath, which is still relevant and in use today.
The Hippocratic Oath is an oath of ethics historically taken by physicians and one of the most widely known of Greek medical texts. It requires a new physician to swear, by a number of healing gods, to uphold specific ethical standards. The Hippocratic Oath is considered as the earliest expression of medical ethics in the Western world.

In ancient Greece many of the statues and architectural sculpture were colourfully painted in a way that is described as ''polychrome'' (deriving from the Greek words many and colour)? However, due to intensive weathering and other effects on the stone, the ''polychromy'' on Ancient Greek sculpture and architecture has substantially or totally faded, leading the scientists for centuries to believe that the statues were originally totally white.

***Please notice that any differences of colour, form and painting between the images and the products received are due to the fact that the items are 100% handmade. ***



7 x 24 x 5 centimeters
2.76 x 9.45 x 1.97 inches




White - Green


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