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The Rooster of Medicine

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From Ripa, Iconologia, Rome, 1603


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Jun. 15th, 2010 04:00 pm (UTC)
The rooster is really quite cute. I'm just slightly worried about the look on Asclepius's face...
Jun. 15th, 2010 04:06 pm (UTC)
It's a very odd look, but that's not meant to be Asclepius. It's supposedly a middle-aged female personification of Medicine. (Since the older the doctor, the better s/he is.)
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