Silver Agathodaimon (the Good Spirit)

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
1st or 2nd century A.D.


Dimensions

3.4 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1971.142

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Agathodaimon carries a cornucopiae and pours a libation from a bowl. He was a protective spirit and a god of fertility and prosperity.

Provenance

By 1971: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (said to be from Asia Minor); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., April 14, 1971

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund