Oval gem with Tyche(?)

Greek
Hellenistic Period
2nd – 1st century B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width: 6 x 6 mm (1/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.850

Medium or Technique

Sard

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way