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Roman Period Sculpture of Tyche - PF.3166
Origin: Israel
Circa: 100 AD to 300 AD
Dimensions: 8.25" (21.0cm) high
Collection: Biblical
Medium: Terracotta


Additional Information: SOLD

Location: United States
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Tyche (the deified personification of Chance or Fortune) was one of the most popular deities in the ancient world. Unlike other goddesses she possessed no myth, being regarded more as a concept. Particularly popular in Imperial Rome, she became an emblem of the providence and chance to which the world is subjected. Every city had their own Tyche, represented as a beautiful women crowned with towers to symbolize her role as guardian. This beautiful sculpture depicts the bust of this benevolent goddess wearing her distinctive turreted crown emerging from the cylindrical form of the lower half of the work. She is majestic and powerful, but also approachable, since fortune is a right by which we all may be blessed. - (PF.3166)

 

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