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Caduceus versus the Staff of Asclepius

┬áPortrait of an Elderly Physician Gaspare Pagani Philadelphia Museum of Art This painting from the Philadelphia Museum of Art is attributed to Gaspare Pagani, a relatively obscure sixteenth century artist from Modena, Italy, the world capital of balsamic vinegar. It shows an elderly man carrying a staff with two serpents coiled around it, serving to […]