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Culture:Greek; Hellenistic
Title:Tyche of Antioch
Date Made:late 3rd century BCE
Materials:bronze with greenish patina
Place Made:Greece
Measurements:2 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 in.; 5.715 x 4.445 x 3.81 cm
Accession Number:  SC 2005.11.37
Credit Line:Bequest of Phyllis Williams Lehmann in memory of Harriet Boyd Hawes, by courtesy of Margaret Waggoner

woman wrapped in robes seated on a rock head turned downward toward proper left shoulder

Label Text:
Images of Tyche, personification of Forture, became popular as public monuments in cities throughout the Greek world during the 4th century BC. Greatest of all was the Tyche created for Antioch by Eutychides, which is reflected in this figurine. Smaller versions of large civic images were created for individual people in the hope of bringing good fortune as well as visual delight to their owners.

archaeology; women; mythology

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