Oval gem with Tyche-Fortuna

Roman
Imperial Period
1st—2nd century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 16.9 x 9.4 mm (11/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

69.1207

Medium or Technique

Agate

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Agate with three bands: at top, opaque dark brown band; in middle, very thin opaque gray line; at bottom, translucent tawny band. Tyche-Fortuna stands glancing downward to the right. She wears a headdress and chiton with thin pleats. In her right hand she holds a cornucopia and in her left a rudder. She stands on a thin ground line. The surfaces of the gem are highly polished.

Provenance

By date unknown: Burton Y. Berry Collection; gift to MFA from Burton Y. Berry in Memory of Michel Chiha of Beirut, October 15, 1969

Credit Line

Gift of Burton Y. Berry in memory of Michel Chiha of Beirut