Marble Relief of Greek Physician and Patient
source: Wikimedia Commons
author: Carole Raddato
A photograph shows a marble relief of a Greek physician and a patient. The former is robed and sits on a bench while examining the patient, who stands in front of him unclothed. The patient has childlike proportions, with the head of an old man and a protruding belly. The two are depicted in a building, with a tiled roof overhead and a floor bearing an inscription underneath.
Artifact: 2nd century AD
Photo: May 2014
This marble relief scene depicts a Greek physician and patient. The inscription below the scene reveals physician’s name as “Jason, also known as Decimus,” then lists the names of several other family members.