Oval gem with Tyche(?)
2nd – 1st century B.C.
Length x width: 6 x 6 mm (1/4 x 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Intaglio. Flat on both sides, with inward facet in back. Draped female figure standing with her body shown frontal, while turning head to right. Her weight is on her left leg, and her right hip is pushed up. Right hand is raised in front of her face. In her left hand she holds a slim, stylized cornucopiae. A small vertical line and horizontal line are suggestive of a mural crown.
By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way