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Title: Tyche
Start date: -300
End date: -201
Historical Period: 1st millennium B.C.

Marble Roman copy of Eutychides' Tyche of Antioch. This sculpture is full of symbols and metaphor. The female figure represents the luck or good fortune, Tyche, of the city of Antioch, in modern Turkey. She is seated on a rock, with her feet on a swimming male figure (a personification of the river Orontes), both symbols of the city’s topography. She holds a sheaf of wheat representing prosperity, and wears a turreted crown symbolising security. The statue was discovered in Rome, in Via Latina.

Place: Vatican Museums, Vatican City  
Languages: No linguistic content; Not applicable
Medium: marble (rock)
Project: BYZART Project  
Fond: UNIBO Europeana Archaeology  
Physical type: statues
Material and technique: sculpting
Data provider: University of Bologna  
Appears in Collections:BYZART

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