Thursday, August 25, 2016

Bowl of Hygieia

Via Cesare Battisti, Via Porta Nova, Bologna
Old public lamp with the Bowl of Hygieia outside a pharmacy
On the corner of Via Cesare Battisti with Via Porta Nova
Bologna, June 2015

“Bowl of Hygieia is one of the symbols of pharmacy. Hygieia was the Greek goddess of hygiene, and the daughter of Asclepius. Asclepius' symbol is his rod, with a snake twined around it; correspondingly, Hygieia's symbol is a cup or chalice with a snake twined around its stem and poised above it.” (Bowl of Hygieia, Wikipedia)

1 comment:

Changes in the wind said...

Love, love, love it. Wish I could see it a night.