Rare Antique Dated 1791 Cast Iron Fireplace Stove Oven Plate Rod of Asclepius
Very Rare Antique Dated 1791 Cast Iron Fireplace Stove or Oven Plate with the Rod of Asclepius. Description : A large, cast iron Stove Plate or Fire Back, dated 1791. An extremely heavy 12,5 kg 27.56 lbs! Symbolizes medicine dating back to ancient Greece. It is a rod or staff about which is coiled one snake. According to myth, Asclepius was a god of healing. He was so good at medicine that he could bring the dead back to life. 37,5 cm x 45,5 cm (14,76 inches x 17,91 inches). Interesting for every collector of medical items, great piece of history. Can also be adapted and used as fire back or mounted on the wall. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Science & Medicine (1930-Now)\Other Sci & Med Collectibles". The seller is "curious_antiques" and is located in this country: DE. This item can be shipped worldwide.