Statuette of the goddess, Hygeia, Roman, 250-100 BC.

Image number: 10284941

Statuette of the goddess, Hygeia, Roman, 250-100 BC.

This white marble statuette of Hygeia, the Greek and Roman goddess of health personified, was found at Ostia, near Rome, Italy. 'Hygeia' is derived from the root word 'hugies' or 'hygies', meaning healthy, which is also the root word for hygiene.

Image number:
10284941
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
12 January 2004 15:45
Image rights:
Science Museum