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A rectangular marble base in which are carved Physicians' implements.  On each side are cupping glasses, and in the middle is a case of medical instruments of various types.  Probably a statue base.  It was found in the Asclepion in Athens—below the acropolis.

My friend Dr. George (Jake) Giacumakis) wrote the following:

When I saw the "Cupping" marks on some of the Olympic athletes, it brought back memories from my childhood in Western Penna.  My mother (immigrant from Sparta Greece) and father (immigrant from Crete) would use it on my two sisters and me when we had bad colds, especially chest colds.  The called cupping with a Greek word - "Venduzzes".  I can remember wanting to cover all those circles.  My mother would look to purchase thick rimmed drinking glasses to use for cupping.