Oval gem with Tyche-Fortuna
1st—2nd century A.D.
Length: 16.9 x 9.4 mm (11/16 x 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By date unknown: Burton Y. Berry Collection; gift to MFA from Burton Y. Berry in Memory of Michel Chiha of Beirut, October 15, 1969
Gift of Burton Y. Berry in memory of Michel Chiha of Beirut