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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 202

    A ROMAN BRONZE FIGURE OF PANTHEISTIC TYCHE

    CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN BRONZE FIGURE OF PANTHEISTIC TYCHE
    CIRCA 3RD-4TH CENTURY A.D.
    The goddess with Nike's wings, Artemis' quiver over one shoulder, carrying a rudder and a cornucopia surmounted by a bird, her hair in ringlets, wearing Isis' crown surmounted by three ears of corn and horns, a long crest at her back possibly representing Athena's helmet, surmounted by a bird
    3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Swiss private collection; formerly in the Hornsby collection, London, acquired circa 1960.