Rounded rectangular gem with Tyche-Fortuna

Roman
Imperial Period
1st century A.D.


Findspot: Egypt, Tell Dafana

Dimensions

Length x width: 9 x 7 mm (3/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

87.697

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Intaglio. Convex upper side. Draped female standing to front, looking right. She holds a cornucopiae in her left hand, and holds a steering oar in her extended right hand. Very schematic carving. Figure situated on a partial groundline.

Provenance

Tell Dafana (Daphnae). 1886: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 1, 1887.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription