mid- to late 2nd century A.D.
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 190; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 112 (additional published references).
Height: 95.5 cm (37 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Marble from Dokimeion (present-day Afyon, Turkey)
Antioch Mosaic Gallery (Gallery 214A)
The goddess originally supported a rudder with her right hand. In her left she carries a cornucopia. Her crown in the form of a battlement indicates that she is associated with a city, perhaps Cremna (in Asia Minor), where she is reported to have been found with statuettes of Hermes, Muses, and other Tychai.
Part of the crown’s battlements and the upper end of the cornucopia are missing. The right hand and nearly all of the attribute have been broken away. The surfaces are in excellent condition, with a light yellow coloring to the translucent marble and evidences of red (under?) paint in the hair. The surfaces, particultarly of the cornucopia, have a high polish, and the edges of the drapery retain their delicacy in most places. There are some stains of darker yellow or light brown.
Harvard Lab No. HI231: Isotope ratios - delta13C +0.80 / delta18O -4.96, Attribution - Dokimeion, Justification - Fine grained marble.
By date unknown, Professor and Mrs. Benjamin Rowland, Jr. Collection (loaned to MFA as 124.69) (according to the entry in MFA, Sculpture in Stone: from Cremna in Pisidia); 1971, year-end gift of Professor and Mrs. Benjamin Rowland, Jr. to the MFA.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rowland, Jr.