Oval gem with Tyche of Antioch
1st–2nd century A.D.
Length: 12 mm (1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Intaglio. Double-convex, set in modern gold ring. At left, Tyche sits atop a pile of rocks. She wears a long dress, and is completely covered with a mantle. She wears a mural crown and holds two sheaves of wheat in her left hand. With her right hand she leans on one of the rocks that form her seat. Before her, the torso of a young man, the river god, Orontes, has his arms apart, as if swimming away from her. In the space above the scene an inscription in two registers: A I, M A.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in London); March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900