10 December 2004
A ROMAN BRONZE FORTUNA
CIRCA LATE 1ST-EARLY 2ND CENTURY A.D.
The goddess wearing a short-sleeved chiton that has fallen off her right shoulder, and an ample himation pulled up over the back of her head as a veil and bunched in a thick roll across her waist and over her left arm, holding a fruit-filled and crescent-topped cornucopia in her left hand, her arm supported by a tall slender column, the right hand lowered, originally holding a ship's rudder, a crescentic diadem in her wavy center-parted hair, with long tresses spiralling onto each shoulder
7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high
German Private Collection.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1989 (Gods and Mortals, no. 112).
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C.C. Vermeule and J.M. Eisenberg, Catalogue of the Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Bronzes in the Collection of John Kluge, New York and Boston, 1992, no. 89-51.
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